Telehealth Clinic to Open in Logansport

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Officials in Logansport will Tuesday cut the ribbon on a new high-tech telehealth clinic. The facility at Landis Elementary School is being funded by the Indiana Rural Health Association, while Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) has provided funding for physical health equipment.

The IRHA says students and staff at the school will now be able to see a doctor or medical provider through a video-conference, which it says will reduce the challenges rural students can face when it comes to receiving quality healthcare throughout the school day. Michelle Starkey, superintendent of the Logansport Community School Corp., says program will offer healthcare and behavioral services from Logansport Memorial Hospital and the Four County Counseling Center.

"Using telehealth technology to connect students with medical professionals heightens a level of new service – children can be seen by a provider without a parent having to leave work, or drive in from a remote rural area of Cass County -- we can address acute medical care issues as they arise within the school day," Starkey said in a news release. "I see this as a distinct advantage for our students and parents, especially those living on farms or in remote rural areas of Cass County."

Landis Elementary School Nurse Amy Craven will use diagnostic equipment and sensors that transmit information to the healthcare providers. The providers can also directly send follow-up information to the students' physician and prescriptions directly to local pharmacies. 

The addition of the telehealth program makes Landis Elementary a formal part of the Indiana Rural Schools Clinic Network. The ribbon cutting ceremony will also include officials from Anthem, Logansport Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Perry Gay, Four County Counseling Center CEO Carrie Cadwell, Landis Elementary Principal Patti Wolf, and IRHA & IRSCN Project Director Kathleen Chelminiak, among others.

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