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Hospital gets help from Seattle for stroke patients

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CHELAN — People being treated for a possible stroke at Lake Chelan Community Hospital are now getting additional diagnostic support from experts in Seattle.

That support is available through a partnership recently formed between the Chelan hospital and the Swedish Neuroscience Institute TeleStroke Program in Seattle, Chelan hospital officials said. The partnership gives the Chelan hospital 24-hour access to the institute’s stroke team through real-time, telemedicine-based technology.

The technology allows the Seattle experts to perform a “virtual” bedside neurological evaluation…

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