Sharing Expertise. Saving Lives.
The Bon Secours Neuroscience Institute serves patients in eight acute care facilities in Richmond, Hampton Roads and Rappahannock. Patients at each location benefit from the expertise of all Bon Secours’ physicians, thanks to an advanced teleneurology system—the largest stroke teleneurology network in Virginia—that enables a board-certified neurologist to link to other doctors via a high-definition video to quickly evaluate patients with neurologic emergencies.
This lifesaving technology has allowed Bon Secours to provide faster treatment for stroke patients with a clot-busting drug called tPA. Stroke patients who receive this critical treatment within three hours of having symptoms have a greater likelihood of survival and may suffer less damage. However, because many patients do not recognize the signs of a stroke, they often delay treatment, making the need for teleneurology so critical.