SGCMH and Access Physicians Launch Teleneurology Program


SGCMH and Access Physicians Launch Teleneurology Program

(Ste. Genevieve, Missouri) – Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital (SGCMH) is partnering with the nation’s leading multispecialty telemedicine group Access Physicians to provide teleneurology services for its patients.

Through the partnership, healthcare providers at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital can connect with an Access Physicians, board-certified neurologist via secure, high-resolution technology in minutes. SGCMH healthcare providers and staff have access to the highest level of teleneurology consultation to respond quickly to patients experiencing a stroke and to diagnose and treat patients with epilepsy, severe headaches, multiple sclerosis, and other neurological conditions.

“Access Physicians prides itself on working with forward-thinking hospitals to enhance the delivery of clinical excellence locally,” said Chris Gallagher, M.D., CEO, Access Physicians. “Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital has a tradition of innovation and implementation of best practices, and we look forward to working with them to further this tradition.”

“Partnering with Access Physicians aligns with our core values of innovation, excellence, and teamwork,” said Steve Pautler, DPS, MHA, BSN, FACHE, and CEO, Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. “Our patients rely on us to be there for them, no matter their health care need. With the teleneurology program, we can care for our patients with neurological conditions right here at home.”


Access Physicians is the leading multispecialty physician group committed to clinical excellence through telemedicine. Founded by physicians, the company is one of the largest providers of acute subspecialty telemedicine, deploying 240 telemedicine programs at hospitals in 22 states and providing care for nearly 2 million high-acuity patients in some of the hardest-to-serve healthcare environments. Core clinical service lines include Pulmonary & Critical Care, Acute Stroke & General Neurology, Hospitalist Medicine, Cardiology, Infectious Disease & Antibiotic Stewardship, and Maternal Fetal Medicine. Access Physicians is endorsed by the Texas Hospital Association, Iowa Hospital Association, ShareCOR, a subsidiary of the Louisiana Hospital Association, and TMSI, a division of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals. More information at


Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is a critical access acute care hospital in Ste. Genevieve, MO, offering private rooms and a full continuum of medical and surgical services as well as 24-hour adult and pediatric emergency services including pediatric telemedicine. Services available also include inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures, cancer care and research center, a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient diagnostic testing and treatment services, plus dynamic women’s wellness services including obstetrics, gynecology and extensive breast care. The hospital and its physician clinics offer primary and specialty care providers and provide after-hours care and retail pharmacies. SGCMH serves families in the counties of St. Louis and southeast Missouri counties including Jefferson, Franklin, Saint Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Perry and Washington in Missouri, along with Monroe, Randolph and St. Clair counties in Illinois. For more information visit

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