Telescope Health Announces Partnership with Beaufort Memorial Hospital
BEAUFORT, S.C., December 8th, 2022 – Telescope Health, an innovator in offering value-based health care solutions, has entered into a three-year agreement with Beaufort Memorial Hospital (BMH) to provide telemedicine services to patients throughout the Lowcountry. The partnership marks the latest expansion for Telescope Health and represents their initial footprint in the South Carolina healthcare landscape.
“We’re passionate about addressing access to care concerns and our services will integrate seamlessly into Beaufort Memorial’s established tradition of doing just that,” said Telescope Health co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Matthew Thompson. “We’re truly honored to support patients in this region by offering them flexible consultation options during their healthcare journey.”
Patients seeking urgent care through the 24/7 BMH Care Anywhere platform via the app, the BMHCareAnywhere.org website, or kiosks at select Publix locations in the Lowcountry will now be cared for by one of the board-certified physicians on the Telescope Health team.
The BMH Care Anywhere platform, originally launched in 2018 as the area’s first consumer telehealth service, will now be enhanced with the addition of Telescope Health staff offering real-time advice for acute symptoms, connecting patients with Beaufort Memorial providers for any necessary follow-up care, and providing prescriptions when appropriate.
“We’re committed to improving the quality of life in the Lowcountry and that includes providing easy to access care when and where it is needed,” said Russell Baxley, Beaufort Memorial president and CEO. “As we continue to innovate and improve services for the community, this new partnership with Telescope Health will help us ensure that our patients’ needs are met.”
Telescope Health’s portfolio of addressing critical healthcare needs includes a variety of health systems, providers, employers, skilled nursing facilities and nonprofits. To learn more about how Telescope Health is constantly innovating to meet a variety of needs, visit www.telescopehealth.com.
About Telescope Health
Telescope Health is a physician-led, healthcare solutions company focused on reducing barriers to care through innovation, human connection, and technology. Telescope Health provides on-demand, preventative, and transitional care telehealth services for ACOs, health systems, health plans, businesses, and individuals. In addition to traditional telemedicine services, Telescope Health also initiated Northeast Florida’s first COVID-19 public testing and continues to provide testing and laboratory services for patients, as well as health care navigation services that empower people in their health care options. For more information, visit www.telescopehealth.com.
About Beaufort Memorial
Beaufort Memorial is a non-profit healthcare organization serving the South Carolina counties of Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton, which includes a 201-bed acute care hospital, outpatient surgery center, nearly 20 physician practices, three urgent care clinics and two accredited cancer centers. Founded in 1944, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is the largest hospital between Charleston, SC, and Savannah, GA, and is a regional referral center. Beaufort Memorial’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the Lowcountry through improved health, innovative partnerships and superior care.