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MountainView brings tele-medicine to Las Cruces


MountainView Regional Hospital (MVRH) is contracting with the nation’s leading multispecialty telemedicine physician group to bring teleneurology to Las Cruces.

The partnership means patients can be receive timely, local care for neurological issues such as stroke and severe migraines. Prior to the collaboration with Access Physicians, southern New Mexico residents requiring certain neurological care had to be transferred to other hospitals.

“Access Physicians prides itself on working with forward-thinking hospitals to enhance the delivery of clinical excellence locally,” said Dr. Chris Gallagher, chief executive officer for Access Physicians. “Residents across southern New Mexico rely on MVRH to be there for them, no matter their health care needs or challenges. With our presence, MountainView can keep that promise.”

“We are extremely excited to collaborate with Access Physicians to enhance the level of care provided at MVRH,” said MVRMC CEO Derrick Cuenca. “As Southern New Mexico’s only hospital to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center, we have long prioritized having specialty care available locally. For strokes and other neurological conditions, seconds count, and having on-demand access to teleneurologists will ensure our patients get the care they need quickly.”

Through the new relationship, MVRH connects with an Access Physicians, board-certified neurologist via secure, high-resolution technology in minutes. On-site nurses and other physicians have access to the highest level of consultation to diagnose and treat patients experiencing a stroke or patients with Parkinson’s disease, severe migraines, vertigo, epilepsy and other neurological conditions, Cuenca said.

Access Physicians bills itself as “the leading multispecialty physician group committed to clinical excellence through telemedicine.” Founded by physicians, the company is one of the largest providers of acute subspecialty telemedicine, deployed at 180 hospitals in 20 states, providing care for more than 1.6 million high-acuity patients.

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