CASSVILLE, Mo -- The future of health care coming to a rural community near you. St. John's was recently awarded a half a million dollar grant to help bring doctors straight into the homes of patients without anyone ever having to step outside.
Cassville and Mountain View and a few places in Arkansas are going to benefit from the telemedicine grant. It provides technology that allows doctors to monitor their patients miles away. The program will soon be up and running and for those that have quite a drive to get to their doctor it's a bit of relief.
For AnnaMae Ellstrom getting to her doctor in Cassville isn't always easy. "It's 13 miles," AnnaMae said, "but I live in the country. I have two go across two low water bridges." Heavy rain, snow, and cold temperatures can all be paralyzing. "If the weather is really bad," she said, "you don't get out."