WKU Public Radio News Staff
Thu February 2, 2012
USDA Grant Clears the Way for "Telemedicine" in Leitchfield
A US Department of Agriculture grant will make it possible to expand telemedicine services to Grayson County. Through the use of this technology, some medical specialists at Norton Healthcare in Louisville will be able to provide diagnosis to patients at Twin Lake Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. Twin Lakes CEO Steve Meredith believes the program can help to control some medical costs, by avoiding duplication in testing, and by reducing the number of trips to Louisville for some patients.
The USDA grant will also make it possible for similar services to be made available to some patients in Carroll County, Kentucky.