Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health – Crawfordsville recently received technology that will allow specialists to treat patients without even being in the room with them. The machine can be used to beam in specialists and allow patients to be treated in house without making them drive miles away to a stroke doctor at another hospital.
The machine was delivered on June 29. So far the hospital staff knows that the machine can be used on any floor of the hospital, but not much else. Carol Bailey, who is the St. Elizabeth’s East administrative director of ICU and Stroke Coordinator at both hospitals, said the machine is new for the whole staff and that everyone will be trained on the machine in the next few weeks. She said the machine should be thoroughly tested and ready to use on patients in August.