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Wabash Valley Rural Telehealth Network (WVRTN)


In 2010, the Lugar Center created the Wabash Valley Rural Telehealth Network (WVRTN) an Integrated Rural Health Network (IRHN) to promote quality, innovative, and cost-effective care strategies through collaborative partnerships with multiple independent health organizations in west-central and southern Indiana, east-central Illinois, and northern Kentucky. Beginning with tele-behavioral health in 2007, the WVRTN’s annual telemedicine consult volume has grown from 92 to nearly 6,000 over 30 sites...Read More

Evidence Based Tele-Emergency Network

In 2013, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded Lugar Center/Union Hospital with an EB-TNGP grant. The Evidenced Based Tele-Emergency Department Network Grant Program (EB-TNGP) is an initiative that tasks grant recipients to implement telehealth policies and practices in Emergency Departments...Read More

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network

In 2017, the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Rural Health awarded Lugar Center for Rural Health/Union Hospital with the Substance Abuse Telehealth Network Grant Program (SAT-TNGP). HRSA’s Office of Rural Health created the SAT-TNGP program to address the disparities found in rural areas regarding Substance Abuse treatment and referral of patients to appropriate treatment sites...Read more

Crossroads Partnership for Telehealth

The Crossroads Partnership for Telehealth (Crossroads) is a collaborative agreement between the Indiana Rural Health Association, Union Hospital’s Richard G. Lugar Center for Rural Health, behavioral health service providers, critical access hospitals, and rural PPS hospitals that seeks to establish and maintain an Evidence-based Telehealth Network whose purpose is...Read more


Platform is an outreach telemedicine initiative developed by the Midwest Center for Rural Health.  Development of was a direct result of difficulties encountered by our rural patients and providers to access specialty services in their rural communities.  These difficulties were (and are) exacerbated by a high proportion of elderly and low-income patients who often face transportation barriers in traveling to distant sites to receive care...Read More

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