Sep 20, 2016
BRMC Receives USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant
Baxter Regional Medical Center has been awarded a $320,538 grant from the
U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide a comprehensive telehealth care
management program that will include remote patient monitoring and a free,
24-hour nurse help line. These enhancements will help BRMC improve patient
case management and health outcomes, and reduce unnecessary hospitalizations
and visits to the emergency room.
BRMC was one of 18 projects in 16 states to receive a grant from the USDA
Distance Learning and Telemedicine program that provides grants for telecommunications
equipment in order to increase access to health care and educational opportunities
in rural areas.
BRMC would like to thank Arkansas Senator John Boozman, U.S. Congressman
Rick Crawford, Tracy Copeland, Department of Finance and Administration,
Lawrence McCullough, State Director USDA Rural Development and Stephen
Lasgasse, Community Program Director, for their help with the USDA Distance
Learning and Telemedicine Grant.