Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center (EOMC) is proud to announce the addition of two more Telemed units in Spiro and Wister Public Schools.
“If it was not for the generous donation by The Community State Bank, none of this would have been possible. They saw a need for this service in the community, and they wanted to do what was best for the kids. We all owe The Community State Bank and the Reed family a huge thank you” Bob Carter, CEO of EOMC stated.
This unit allows not only students, but faculty and staff of Spiro and Wister Public Schools to see a nurse practitioner during school hours with the assistance of the school nurse using video conferencing and medical equipment.
Similar units like this one are already active in the Poteau and Howe School Districts. It is estimated that school absences are cut by around 43 percent which keeps the children in the classroom and the parents at work.
Community State Bank has purchased a third Telemed unit for Wilburton Public Schools, which is being installed right now.
Having a partner like Community State Bank to work side by side with EOMC in our communities, is a blessing. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!
About the Telemed program
School based telehealth programs keep parents at work and kids in the classroom, a win-win for families and the community.
“The Telemed clinic is just one of the many goals at EOMC and we hope to have Telemed Clinics in all 17 schools in LeFlore county within a 5-year period,” said Amy Lomon, Marketing Director, for EOMC.
Poteau and Howe were the test schools last year and now they have added Spiro and Wister.
“I am excited about it, because there is not another hospital in the state offering this to its residents. Telemed has taken off in a big way in Texas, and it is also common in ER settings, but to have this technology at the schools where not only kids can be seen, but so can the faculty and staff of that school.”
The program should cut down on absences.
The Nurse Practitioner examines your child during school, with the assistance of the School Nurse, using video conferencing and medical equipment.
You’ve got enough to worry about at work. Save the travel time and days off it takes to take care of your sick child. The school nurse and our Nurse Practitioner will contact you regarding the care or treatment of your child.
Parents/Guardian must enroll students in the Telehealth program. This service does not replace your child’s regular primary care provider but provides convenient access to medical care when it is needed. If you are unable to get an immediate appointment and your child needs to be evaluated, EOMC wants to bridge that gap and keep your kids healthy and in the classroom.
Pictured at Spiro Schools (from left to right): Clarissa Ivy- Community State Bank, Britney Hambright- Community State Bank Spiro Branch Manager,Sarah Bridges, RN- Spiro Schools, Tiffany Griffis DNP, APRN FNP-C @ Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, Brenda Sheets- Marketing Communications Manager Community State Bank and Bob Carter, CEO Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.
Pictured at Wister Schools (from left to right): Bob Carter- CEO Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center, John Ross Christenberry- Community State Bank, Rachel Pugh- Superintendent, Wister Schools, Krista Free – Wister School Nurse, Teresa Newby- Community State Bank Wister Branch Manager, and Tiffany Griffis- DNP, APRN FNP-C @ Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center