Locations: Pittsburg, Kansas
Outreach Dept: Telemedicine & Telehealth
Program: Site Visit
U. S. Rep. Jerry Moran, a long-time supporter of telemedicine, scheduled hospital visits to Pittsburg, Chanute and Independence to talk about access to health care. "A good way to gauge the future of a community is to analyze its access to health care," according to Moran.
In Pittsburg, Moran stopped in at Mt. Carmel Medical Center for a demonstration of new telemedicine capabilities utilized by the hospital's cancer center.
Mt. Carmel CEO Jonathan Davis said that telemedicine technology was especially vital for Mt. Carmel's cancer patients who could gain access to top-notch cancer specialists without traveling long distances. Moran said cutting down on those distances was a must to help people in rural areas receive care.