ECRMC Introduces Specialists On Call to the Valley


EL CENTRO, Calif. – 11/8/12– ECRMC has announced the addition of Specialists On Call, a program offering 24/7 access to board certified neurologists via secure video conferencing technology.

The American College of Emergency Physicians estimates 73 percent of ER directors report problems with on-call specialty coverage. Specialists On Call provides a cost-effective, high-quality solution to hospitals nationwide. The program is a Joint Commission-accredited provider of emergency telemedicine consultations.
“It’s important that we provide the very best for our patients,” said Oscar Garcia, RN, Director of the Emergency Room. “Specialists On Call gives us one more resource to provide better health care services locally.”
Specialists On Call is used at over 200 hospitals nationwide and estimates that more than 60,000 patients have relied on the expertise of Specialists On Call physicians in their time of need. The solution provides ECRMC with access to over 55 board certified, fellowship trained neurologists averaging 10 years of post-residency experience. With a guaranteed 15-minute response time patients are sure to get the vital care they need, when they need it.
El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is a licensed 165-bed general acute care facility located in El Centro, Calif. ECRMC is committed to providing the community with high quality healthcare as reflected in its mission statement: “To Provide Healthcare Excellence For The Imperial Valley.”

As of April 2012, the Diabetes Education & Self-Management Center has moved to the new Outpatient Clinic location at 4th and Main St. in El Centro. The new Outpatient clinic has been fully operational since May 2012, with additional services planned to be available in the near future.

ECRMC has recently announced a collaboration with the Oncology and Hematology Center of Imperial Valley to create the El Centro Regional Medical Center Oncology and Hematology Center. Maintaining its commitment to medical technology advancement, the hospital has invested in the da Vinci Si HD Surgical System. The surgery system allows for safe and less intrusive procedures in various surgical fields, including urology, cardiology, obstetrics/gynecology and more.
ECRMC has partnered with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading healthcare staffing organizations, to provide high quality emergency department management and staffing, elevating the hospital’s ER and hospital medicine departments. The hospital has also selected Radisphere National Radiology Group to provide full-service radiology coverage at ECRMC.