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Whitfield regional hospital invites public to town hall meeting to discuss ehealth

Whitfield Regional Hospital will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, Sept 24, 5:30 p.m., at Rooster Hall in downtown Demopolis. 

Dr. Eric Wallace, the Medical Director of UAB eMedicine and a Nephrologist will be leading the meeting.

Whitfield Regional Hospital has been offering eMedicine with 24/7 telehealth specialists from University of Alabama at Birmingham for several months. The different specialties are critical care, nephrology and stroke. Care is provided by a team at Whitfield Regional Hospital made up of nurses, hospitalists, other physicians and a telehealth specialist.

On-site and telehealth staff conduct assessments of patients, and the specialist follows the patient along with the Whitfield Regional Hospital staff.

(This article originally appeared in the Wednesday, September 18 issue of the Demopolis Times.)