Atlanta, GA, January 28, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- AcuteCare Telemedicine (ACT) announces the addition of Dr. Richard David Franco to its advisory board. Dr. Franco is a partner emeritus of Atlanta Neurology, and has worked closely with the physicians of ACT. Board certified in Internal Medicine and Neurology, Dr. Franco also serves as Clinical Professor of Neurology at Emory University. With more than 35 years in practice, Dr. Franco is one of the city’s most sought-after doctors.
Dr. Franco’s recognition of the value of technology in neurological care is of immense value to ACT. His early advocacy for technology led to the acquisition of Georgia’s first CT scanner in 1975. Throughout his extensive career of hospital and faculty appointments, he has remained on medicine’s cutting edge, understanding that innovation is a significant force behind the improvement of patient care.
His knowledge and approach share commonality with the philosophy and mission of ACT. “Dr. Franco has long been a trusted colleague and close friend of the partners of ACT,” remarks Dr. Lisa Johnston, Partner, ACT. “His expertise and passion for improving the quality of care we deliver as physicians will keep the direction of our business aligned with our values of authenticity, accountability, and integrity.”
Dr. Franco has served on the Board of Trustees for MedShare International, a nonprofit dedicated to improving healthcare through the recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies to those in need, making him a capable veteran in his new role with ACT. “ACT is determined to extend our reach in 2012, and Dr. Franco’s guidance will ensure that our standards are maintained as we grow our business,” says Dr. Matthews Gwynn, Partner, ACT. “We are fortunate to be able to consult with someone as experienced and dedicated as Dr. Franco along the way.”
About AcuteCare Telemedicine
Founded in 2009, AcuteCare Telemedicine is a limited liability corporation advancing the opportunity for healthcare institutions to gain access to highly-respected, expert neurologists and telemedicine technologies. AcuteCare offers a range of services including first-rate neurological emergency response care with around-the-clock support and hospital accreditation education. AcuteCare primarily provides remote emergency neurology consultation which fills staffing needs and reduces the costs associated with 24/7 neurologist availability. As a result, healthcare institutions provide full service emergency neurology care and can earn Joint Commission Certification as a Primary Stroke Center.