MUSC Health, South Carolina hospital to expand primary, specialty telehealth services

Charleston-based Medical University of South Carolina will begin providing telehealth services to Hampton Regional Medical Center in Varnville, S.C., The Augusta Chronicle reports.

Through the new partnership, MUSC Health and HRMC aim to help provide primary and specialty medical care to patients in rural areas.

"Oftentimes, people living in the service areas of rural hospitals travel to larger facilities in urban areas to receive care that, with today's telehealth technology, can be provided closer to home," MUSC Health CEO Patrick J. Cawley told Augusta Chronicle.

HRMC physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will use telehealth technology and satellite clinics to provide care to HRMC patients. HRMC is a 32-bed, nonprofit hospital.

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