Telemedicine opens new treatment options at Providence. Read about one local woman’s experience of being treated for stroke by a “robot”.
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The new Modified Early Warning System, or MEWS, was launched at Providence Medford Medical Center in mid-July. The primary purpose of MEWS is to ensure swift intervention or transfer of critically ill patients, resulting in lower morbidity and mortality for our patients. Using a computer algorithm that runs behind the scenes, MEWS monitors vital signs and pages the unit charge nurse if a patient’s score reaches a specified threshold. Nurses then reassess the patient, notify the attending physician and follow a response-and-monitoring protocol. This automated alert comes directly from the electronic health record system currently in place at PMMC.
Providence Brain Institute’s name has changed. The new name, Providence Brain and Spine Institute, communicates the breadth of services offered by the institute.