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By Michele Smith
The Times 

CCHS Looks to Expand Tele-Medicine Services


DAYTON-The world of virtual medicine was on CEO Shane McGuire's mind during the regular meeting of the Columbia County Health System Commissioners last week. As reported earlier, CCHS already has three tele-health units on site: one in the Emergency Department and one in each of the two outpatient clinics, assisting clinicians in patient care.

Now plans are in the works to add tele-psychiatry and tele-hospitalist services to the list.

McGuire said he has been working in conjunction with the University of Washington, to deliver tele-psychiatry services to the District.

Dr. Daniel Varnell has...

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