Utah medical center leaders descend on P.C. Hospital to announce affiliation

by Daniel Moore

Press Staff Writer

Leadership from the University of Utah Medical Center and Power County Hospital met in the foyer of the Power County Hospital to announce a strategic affiliation between the two hospitals. University of Utah Health Care (UUHC) personnel came to the hospital for the announcement on Monday, Sept. 26.

The leadership stood in front of a key component of the affiliation: a computer with a large screen and a large camera. With the new partnership, and with new technology, Power County Hospital personnel can draw on the experience of University of Utah doctors to help them with patients.

Called “Telehealth,” doctors in Utah will be able to look at and make recommendations for patients in American Falls. That way, patients may not need to be moved to a bigger hospital. And, if the injuries prove extensive enough for treatment in Utah, patients will already be familiar with some of the doctors they will see, University of Utah doctors said at the announcement.

The first service offered by Telehealth in Power County will be burn treatment. It will also offer dermatology and mental health services, and be expanded from there.

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