Telemedicine Improves Overnight Care for Local Patients

AnMed Health Cannon Memorial Hospital was experiencing a challenge that many rural hospitals around the country face – physician shortage. When resources are limited, it places inordinate stress on hospital physicians and staff. Daytime physicians are often needed for night calls after a full shift at the hospital, contributing to low work-life balance and burnout. The cost and recruiting di‑culties of adding additional full-time physician resources for night coverage was becoming increasingly preventative, driving the need for a new option to fill the gaps.

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