UVA Health, community healthcare organizations, and EMS agencies in seven Central Virginia counties are partnering to expand healthcare services in these rural communities, including for patients experiencing a stroke.
Backed by a three-year, $1.5 million grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration, the new program will provide education and training opportunities on stroke, pre-hospital emergency care, and post-hospital follow-up care for paramedics, emergency medical technicians, nursing and EMS trainees, community health workers, and other rural healthcare providers. Program partners include EMS agencies and community health organizations in Buckingham, Culpeper, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange counties. Additionally, ambulances in these counties will be outfitted with UVA Health’s iTREAT mobile telemedicine system.
Read full press release in UVA Health Newsroom.