Illini Community Hospital wins 2019 Award for Excellence in Telehealth
The Partnership for a Connected Illinois (broadbandillinois.org) recently sponsored the 2019 Awards for Excellence in Telehealth Leadership Luncheon. Illini Community Hospital, Pittsfield, received an Achievement Award at this event for taking the initiative to bring telemedicine-based health service to its rural and underserved communities.
Illini Community Hospital offers inpatient and outpatient cardiology and GI services by telemedicine, as well as outpatient behavioral health services. Illini partnered with a correctional facility to bring healthcare services to the prison population via telemedicine and is working with other Illinois Telehealth Network members to create a heroin and opioid treatment and education network model through telemedicine. Illini provides 1,500 telehealth visits each year.