Temple University Health in deal for stroke care with Lower Bucks Hospital

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Verdi J. DiSesa, president and chief executive Temple University Hospital, senior vice dean for clinical affairs at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and chief operating officer of Temple University Health System, said Temple was pleased to be partner with Lower Bucks Hospital on stroke care.

Temple University Health System said Temple neurologists will provide acute stroke telemedicine services to patients at Lower Bucks Hospital starting Monday.

Under the agreement, patients who arrive at the Lower Bucks emergency department with stroke symptoms will be evaluated by a Temple neurologist, who will either prescribe treatment at the Bristol Township hospital or have the patient transferred to Temple University Hospital.

In the highly competitive market for stroke services in the Philadelphia, this is the second suburban deal for Temple Neurosciences. In March 2016, Temple started placing neurologists at Holy Redeemer Hospital in Montgomery County.

Lower Bucks is owned by Prime Health Care Services Inc., a for-profit company based in California that also owns Roxborough Memorial and Suburban Community Hospital in East Norriton.