How One Rural Hospital Uses Telehealth to Expand Access to Inpatient Psychiatric Care

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Shannon Medical Center, a locally owned health system based in rural West Texas, struggled to recruit staff psychiatrists for 24/7 coverage of its 22-bed inpatient unit.

Read the case study to learn how Shannon partnered with Amwell to provide around-the-clock acute behavioral health coverage to its patients, including how it utilized Amwell Psychiatric Care to:

  • Give the system’s sole staff psychiatrist a better work-life balance
  • Virtually treat a range of diagnoses, including depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia
  • Provide psychiatric patients with faster access to high-quality behavioral healthcare

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Brian Wayling Assistant Vice President, Telehealth, Intermountain Healthcare

“Working with Amwell allowed us to launch Connect Care quickly, with a user interface that is easy...”

“Working with Amwell allowed us to launch Connect Care quickly, with a user interface that is easy for our patients to navigate. Support from the Amwell Medical Group also gave us the ability to provide 24/7/365 care for patients right out of the gate, and continues to ensure our service is always available with a wait time of five minutes or less. We appreciate the support and ongoing innovation that working with Amwell provides for our product.”

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Carey Officer Operational Vice President, Nemours Children's Health System

“Amwell’s platform is so easy for families and providers to use; it was a natural fit for Nemours.”

“Nemours puts patients and families at the center of everything we do, so as we started to think about providing care virtually it was absolutely essential that we still be able to deliver that type of patient and family-centered care. Amwell’s platform is so easy for families and providers to use; it was a natural fit for Nemours. Amwell continues to be the innovative leader in the telehealth space and continues to adopt to our changing needs.”

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Dr. Lo-Fu Tan Associate Medical Director of On Demand Medicine, Southwest Medical Associates

“Together we are making telemedicine an important and new entry point into our healthcare system...”

“Amwell’s approach to telehealth makes the products and services better. When we all share our knowledge and solutions, we advance the industry. Together we are making telemedicine an important and new entry point into our healthcare system, further advancing healthcare options for our patients.”