TELE-HEALTH IS HERE – Businessman and philanthropist Robert Considine hands off a check to Lake Superior State University's director of simulation in its school of nursing, Jodi Orm, on July 11 that covers the purchase of four remote tele-health stations. The units – two lab-based and two field-portables – relay patient vital signs as well as two-way voice and video between doctors, nurses, and EMTs anywhere in the world. The state-of-the-art tools will train nursing and paramedic students, and working professionals, in a simulation center jointly run by LSSU in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. Looking on from left are Kevin Lasser, CEO of JEMS Technology; LSSU President Tom Pleger; and Bob Boesiger and Ron Meister, both board members with the Considine Foundation. Run a Web search on "LSSU simulation center" to learn more about LSSU's nursing program and its burgeoning simulation center. (LSSU/John Shibley)
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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315.