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'Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3A A robot is Plumas District Hospital's newest addition to improving patient health. Initially the robot will be used to diagnose and help treat stroke victims, providing immediate access to a neurologist. From left: Allie Sipe, Logan Hokanson, Halen Dingel and Madison Hokanson pose with the robot. Photos by Debra Moore Robin Krueger, far left, and Shelby Hunt, representing Northern Nevada Medical Center discuss strokes and how to best mitigate their effects during a reception at Plumas District Hospital on June 23. .8..,....6........... Hospital adds robot to its providers "'" "" .. .. Moore 'g' PAWS sDt :fbf rv r iter an;:3Ce]c agYr ec;;:;cer's 'g" While Plumas District Hospital employees and members of the public mingled on a recent summer evening, they weren't alone. Watching from a safe vantage point was the hospital's newest addition -- a robot. And though the robot has yet to be named, its function is clear -- help stroke victims receive immediate help. Representatives from Northern Nevada Medical , ' Clinic introduced the robot ' i to the community during a reception June 23 on the hospital lawn. While those in attendance nibbled on tasty treats catered by Kelly Tan of Taylorsville Market, Robin Krueger and Shelby i Hunt discussed the importance of receiving an immediate diagnosis and care following a possible stroke and discussed the role the roboiwJ_ll play. "This will enable us to provide a' neurologist on camera within three minutes," Krueger said. "There is a real need for this in rural communities and we are really excited to partner with you." Kelly Tan, left and Lee Crosse, of Taylorsville Market provide a variety of treats for those who attended the Robotic TeleStroke Go Live Reception at Plumas District Hospital last week. "Time is brain," said her coworker Hunt. "You have three hours to get medication," before it's too late to reverse the stroke's damage. Because the warning signs are subtle, people often dismiss them as something else before it's too late. Using the acronym FAST -- face, arms, speech and time --Krueger ticked off what to do, which included looking for an uneven smile, checking for Are You On COBRA? Takeadvantage of a special enrollent period just for you! People who have health coverage through COBRA are eligible to change plans through Covered California now through July 15, 2014 Call Lori today! : (530) 283-2341 : i Feather Financial 'L @j 20A Crescent Street  covtnD Quincy, CA 95971 Lori Lomas CALIFORN|A www.featherfinancial,com taxandinsurance@aol,com featheri: financial Ta and lrsurance Services face is visible on the screen and he or she is able to remotely move the robot to interact with the patient and the local medical staff. The robot will be housed in a room that is accessible to the emergency room as well as the main portion of the hospital. '' Annual Bake Sale "" .. t. Friday, July 4th .. .4. . Qumcy's Safeway .. ," lOam - 3pm ,, oge Homemade goodies for the oe ,;. 4th of July weekend ., arm weakness, listening for slurred speech and calling 911 immediately. "Fifty percent of people coming in with signs of a stroke come in too late," she said. Adam Olive, the CEO of the Nevada medical center, said "This is the best technology on the market to provide services." In addition to neurological diagnoses, it's hoped that the robot will be used to provide cardiology Our community benefits from ig ................... ,, ,, ,, SOLAR ELECTRICITY HAS NEVER BEEN SO AFFORDABLE! 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