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Telemedicine

Good Samaritan Telemedicine Program

Telemedicine is the use of telecommunications to deliver healthcare in a different place than the provider.

The Mission of the Mid-Nebraska Telemedicine Network is to develop a flexible multi-use system that will improve access to quality care by providing consultation and treatment in both routine and emergency situations and increase educational opportunities for both providers and the community.

Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation has helped expand telemedicine services in Nebraska and Kansas by the receipt of a new Rural Telemedicine Grant. Its goal is to improve access to quality health services for rural residents and reduce isolation of rural practitioners.

Map of Nebraska with Telemedicine Locations


Twelve sites have joined with Good Samaritan Health Systems to create the Mid-Nebraska Telemedicine Network. Those additional communities are:

Multicolored spinning  bullet Bassett Rock County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Benkelman Dundy County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Broken Bow Jennie M. Melham Memorial Medical Center
Multicolored spinning  bullet Callaway Callaway District Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Cambridge Tri-Valley Health Systems
Multicolored spinning  bullet Cozad Cozad Community Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Franklin Franklin County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Gothenburg Gothenburg Memorial Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Imperial Chase County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Norton, KS Norton County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Ord Valley County Hospital
Multicolored spinning  bullet Phillipsburg, KS Phillips County Hospital

Potential benefits of telemedicine include:

  • Increased diagnostic resources
  • Improved quality of medical services
  • Strengthened ties to specialty care
  • Alleviated isolation of rural providers
  • Enhanced ability to attract and keep primary care physicians and staff
  • Facilitated training of health professionals in rural communities
  • Patients enabled to stay close to home for their care

For more information concerning qualifications for using the telemedicine network, please talk to your physician.

 

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