Telemedicine added to facilities

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The Village at Victory Lakes in Lindenhurst, IL, introduced TripleCare's telemedicine services at the community in the far northwest Chicago suburb, the company announced.

Victory Lakes offers skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living on a 38-acre campus. Offering physician accessibility will let on-site nursing staff treat patients quickly, and let physicians better decide who needs to go to the hospital, officials said.

“By aligning with Franciscan and working closely with their clinical staff, we are striving to improve the overall patient resident experience and reduce the number of hospital transfers,” said Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., CEO at TripleCare. “Our expert physician network is highly trained and experienced, and by coupling this expertise with advanced technology, they try to treat patients in place whenever possible.”