ER Video Teleconference Links Victims and Courts

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PATERSON, NJ [August 4, 2009]- The emergency room meets the courtroom in a joint venture being launched this week between St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center and the Passaic County Courthouse to better help domestic violence victims through technology.


The Passaic Vicinage Hospital Project will allow victims coming into St. Joseph's ER for treatment to obtain temporary restraining orders from a judge right then and there via video teleconferencing.


Follow this story with John Petrick's article, which ran on the front page of The Herald News and the Local sections of The Record and NJ.com.


The article features Lauren La Porta, MD, Chairman, Psychiatry, SJRMC, and James N. Pruden, MD, Director of Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Medical Services and Telemedicine, SJRMC. It also features the technical support of Jim Cavanagh, VP/CIO, SJHS, and his team.


For additional information about this story, click on the link below to see the story as it ran on WOR-TV My 9 News during their 11:00 p.m. evening news broadcast.


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