Rural ERs across CSRA to be connected through new Telehealth funding

AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Five rural hospitals will benefit from emergency services right from downtown Augusta.

The Emergency Telehealth network will be funded by a $368,501 grant from the Department of Agriculture. The program connect emergency rooms in Emanuel, Washington, Wilkes, Miller and Crisp Counties with the emergency room at Augusta University using video technology.

The project will provide extra collaboration between physicians as well as two way links in diagnostic equipment like EKG machines. Congressman Sanford Bishop of Albany sponsored the bill the US House to allow for the grant to take place.

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