Tug Valley ARH offers new Telestroke and Teleneurology Services to Stroke Patients – May 28, 2021

May 28, 2021


The Tug Valley community can count on Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center for stroke care by its full-time expert Neurologist Najam Sheikh, MD. Dr. Sheikh will be at your bedside providing the best in stroke care.

Tug Valley ARH also now offers telestroke and teleneurology care and monitoring for stroke patients. With a shortage of neurologists in the United States, especially in rural areas, telestroke and teleneurology programs allow expert-level care from a neurologist in our local community.

The Telestroke program allows ARH to provide time-critical diagnosis treatment such as the clot dissolving drugs (thrombolytics) used to treat the most common type of stroke.  Providing telestroke and teleneurology services give all patients in Appalachia a better chance of stroke survival and recovery.


“ARH has proven its dedication and loyalty to the communities they serve by heavily investing in significant neuroscience growth.  Current services include a cutting edge telehealth emergency room service as well as teleneurology clinics and inpatient services across the ARH System,” shared ARH Neurologist George Khouri, MD.


“I speak on behalf of our ARH Neuroscience Providers and staff when I express how honored and grateful we are for the opportunity to continue the rapid advancement of cutting edge neuroscience care across Eastern Kentucky,” said Dr. Khouri.