In January 2019, a new program was started at Carris-Rice Memorial called Telehealth Heart Failure Clinic.

This is collaboration between the provider at the St. Cloud Centra-Care Heart hospital and local staff. With the modern day technology appointments that previously all had to be in St. Cloud can now be held in Willmar.

The provider in St. Cloud can see the patient, can hear with the stethoscope and focus in on the patient’s extremities which are often an issue with congestive heart failure.

Since the institution of this program thousands and thousands of miles have been saved, plus the time and money involved in having to drive to St. Cloud.

We thank the hospitals for putting this program together. We appreciate that we can drive to Willmar for our appointments versus St. Cloud.

Bev Engleson