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Quick Access to Stroke Experts Through Telemedicine Makes All the Difference for George Hoggard

George Hoggard knows a thing or two about the importance of a rapid response. A former firefighter, the 78-year-old Titusville, Florida, resident spent the better part of his 42-year career teaching astronauts at the Kennedy Space Center how to escape to safety in the event of an emergency on the launch pad. He also was [...]

  • Stroke telemedicine is a field requiring specialized, coordinated care. Mayo Clinic neurologists trained in blood vessel conditions (vascular neurologists), brain surgery (neurosurgeons), brain imaging (neuroradiologists) and those in stroke telemedicine centers work as a team with emergency medicine doctors and staff at remote sites, treating hundreds of stroke patients every year.

    Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, and at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, are certified as primary stroke centers by The Joint Commission, a national organization that evaluates and accredits health care providers.

  • Our mission to find and share medical expertise means close contact with people working to discover better methods of caring for people who have had a stroke. Past research led to today's state-of-the-art stroke telemedicine network to help diagnose and treat strokes. Our commitment to expand knowledge for all stroke patients drives current research.
  • By growing our network, we hope to help as many people as possible. Doctors at Mayo Clinic in Arizona began participating in stroke telemedicine as a trial in 2007. Since then, telestroke doctors at Mayo Clinic campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota assess and treat over 3,000 patients annually at nearly 50 remote hospital sites across 11 states.
  • Care at Mayo Clinic revolves around you. Mayo Clinic stroke telemedicine staff gives you individualized care and serves you in your community.
Oct. 20, 2015