Philip Health Services Enhances Local Emergency Services

Philip Health Services is proud to announce the addition of Avera eCARE® Emergency services in Philip.

Philip Health Services provides emergency services to hundreds of patients in the community each year. Open 24/7, the ER is equipped to handle any patient that comes through the door. However, access to a second set of eyes and ears can be beneficial in critical cases.  The new eCARE Emergency service will provide that extra support to Philip’s clinicians when needed.

At the push of a button, local physicians and emergency room staff have immediate, virtual access to a team of physicians and nurses who specialize in emergency medicine.

eCARE Emergency supports patient care in several ways:

  • Access to board-certified emergency physicians 24 hours a day
  • Connects rural communities to highly trained specialists
  • Activation of emergency transport teams as early as possible
  • Additional support during multiple emergencies
  • Fewer transfers so patients can stay close to home
  • Collaborative approach allows local caregivers to focus exclusively on patient care

“eCARE Emergency gives us the ability to extend and enhance the level of health care in our community,” said Jeremy Schultes, Philip Health Services CEO. “It gives us access to the same type of specialists available in larger cities, enabling us to deliver better care, right here in our community, and keep patients closer to home whenever possible.”

Avera eCARE offers one of the largest telehealth networks in the United States, supporting more than 380 health centers, clinics, long-term care centers and correctional facilities within a fourteen-state region.

Please visit philiphealthservices.com or call (605) 859-2511 to learn more about Philip Health Services. To learn more about Avera eCARE, visit www.AveraeCARE.org.