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Using technology to treat medical ailments

Cordele - Monday, Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine launched the Georgia Rural Health Care Initiative at Crisp Regional Health Center. Starting Tuesday morning, telemedical equipment will be used to help specialists view and diagnose cases from hundreds of miles away.

Crisp Regional is just one of 36 rural sites that will be available across the state. Oxendine says, "Through technology, I'm taking the finest specialists in Georgia, will be available to citizens in every rural community around this state."

Memorial Hospital and Manor in Bainbridge has also been chosen as one of the 36 telemedical sites in Georgia. Commissioner Oxendine hopes to have all of the sites up and running by the end of the year. When the program is fully implemented, Georgia will have the largest telemedical program in the country.

posted by karen.collier@walb.com