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Members Support Telemedicine in North Carolina


Members Support Telemedicine in North Carolina

image002THE SCOTTISH RITE JOURNAL – March/April 2014

With all of the focus on improving healthcare, Scottish Rite Masons in North Carolina are stepping up to the latest technology in the medical environment. A RiteCare Telemedicine clinic will open March 28th in Hyde County, N.C. The Hyde County Health Department will begin offering speech evaluations for children up to 12 years old with suspected speech sound disorders. Patients will be considered for telemedicine evaluation on a case-by-case basis. A qualified speech-language pathologist from the East Carolina University Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic will provide the evaluation services.

Bro. Michael May, KCCH, has been instrumental in working with the Hyde County Health Department to make speech disorders a part of the Hyde County clinic. The clinic supported by a grant from N.C. Office of Rural Health and Community Care, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, and the Scottish Rite of North Carolina.

Telemedicine will allow children to be evaluated through the use of computer technology and interactive cameras that allow real time communications to occur between patient and pathologist. The photo shows a version of this technology.

The Grand Opening will be March 28.For further information, please contact:

Hyde County Health Department
1151 Main Street
Swan Quarter, NC 27885
Phone: 252-926-4399.

The clinics hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.