Excelsior Springs Hospital receives funding to provide telehealth services

TelehealthThe Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau approved an additional 62 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program in June.

Excelsior Springs Hospital and Clinics was awarded $995,000 for remote monitoring and diagnostic equipment that can be deployed to patient homes or other locations in the rural community to provide continued monitoring and evaluation of patients, as well as immediate, around-the-clock access to physicians, specialists, and other health care providers that otherwise would not be available in many communities.

To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved 367 funding applications in 45 states plus Washington, D.C. for a total of $128.23 million in funding.