“Increased access to telehealth has never been more important,” said Rep. Gallagher. “This grant is a huge win, particularly for our rural communities, and will give St. Vincent and the HSHS system the resources it needs to deliver high quality care to patients regardless of where they live. I’m proud to have helped secure this grant and will continue fighting to make telehealth a more permanent and accessible component of our healthcare system.”
“This award for telemedicine equipment will serve 455,000 lives in 20 rural counties. It will help HSHS save countless lives and improve quality of care by providing tele-behavioral health services, expanded tele-health care for substance use disorders, and tele-stroke care to patients in communities that have otherwise limited access to health care resources,” said Josh Gustafson, Director of Business and Strategic Partnerships, HSHS Wisconsin.