By Jyll Phillips

In the past two-and-ahalf months, 43 calls were placed to Avera eCare physicians, resulting in avoiding one patient transfer, according to Lincoln County Hospital CEO Steve Granzow. At the November meeting of the hospital’s board of trustees, Granzow told the board use of the service will likely increase as the nursing staff will begin placing calls in order to provide more efficient patient service while attending physicians are en route.

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