Expanding access: How Wellstar MCG Health is leveraging virtual options to address gaps in rural care

Thursday, October 19th, 2023 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT 

There are deep disparities in physician, specialist and subspecialist availability in rural areas compared to urban areas. Some hospitals and health systems, like Wellstar MCG Health in Augusta, GA are deploying innovative strategies to expand access to specialty care and improve the health and well-being of these communities.

Join us live for a session with Wellstar MCG Health as they share the implementation journey, challenges and outcomes they've realized in offering virtual specialty consult services to the populations they serve. 

You will learn:        
  • How virtual tools can help improve patients' access to specialty care 
  • Opportunities to enhance hospital revenue from specialty services, regardless of location
  • Tips for supporting current clinical staff and empowering them to provide top-tier patient care through provider consults or remote services




Lauren Williams Hopkins - Laura Zuba

Lauren Williams Hopkins

AVP, Virtual Care and Community Engagement, Wellstar MCG Health

Dr. Matthew Lyon - Laura Zuba Cropped

Dr. Matthew Lyon, MD, RDMS

Service Chief, Virtual Care Clinical Director, MCG Center for Telehealth, and Emergency Medicine Physician, Wellstar MCG Health