38-year-old coach and father, DJ Stelly, was rushed to HCA Healthcare HealthONE's The Medical Center of Aurora(TMCA) after suffering a stroke just a few months ago. The team at TMCA utilized advanced telemedicine technology to connect with a neurologist at Swedish Medical Center to determine his diagnosis and treatment. DJ was quickly airlifted to Swedish by HealthONE’s AirLife Denver. Pictured here, DJ speaks with Dr. Christopher Fanale, director of telemedicine at Swedish Medical Center, as he demonstrates the robot used to save his life.
Part of the HealthONE virtual network, Swedish Medical Center has 53 telestroke sites located in 5 states. The utilization of the telestroke program expands the hospital’s ability to reach more patients in need, with more than 4,700 telemedicine consults for stroke in 2018!