Cuero, Texas: Cuero Regional Hospital is the proud recipient of a $5,000 MultiPlan Rural Health Grant. The grant was used to establish an outpatient psychiatric program using telemedicine at Cuero Regional Hospital. The check was presented on August 20 to Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health, on the left, from Bruce Dier Regional Director, Network Development of South Central Region with MultiPlan, standing on the right.
“There are currently no mental health services in the entire DeWitt County and travel to larger cities for psychiatric services is not a feasible or affordable option for many in the county. The use of telemedicine enables Cuero Regional Hospital to treat patients in their home community, minimize costs of providing these services, while providing quality, coordinated care,” said Lynn Falcone, CEO of Cuero Health.
Since 1995, MultiPlan has awarded over a half million dollars to rural facilities participating in its networks to enable them to introduce or expand health services, educational programs, screenings and other healthcare related endeavors that support their communities.