Specialists On Call Neurologist Recognized for Outstanding Achievement in Patient Advocacy by AAN

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Elaine Jones, MD, FAAN receives the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD award at the 2017 Annual Conference.

Specialists On Call, Inc. (“SOC”), the largest provider of telemedicine services and technology to acute care hospitals, announced that its neurologist Elaine C. Jones, MD, FAAN, has received the prestigious Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD Patient Advocate of the Year Award at the 2017 annual conference of the American Academy of Neurology. According to the Academy, each year the Kenneth M. Viste, Jr., MD Patient Advocate of the Year Award recognizes one neurologist who exemplifies Dr. Viste's leadership and commitment to advocating for the patient community.

"Specialists On Call is proud and pleased to have Dr. Elaine Jones receive this honor." said Dr. Til Jolly, CMO of SOC. "Dr. Jones has a long track record of tirelessly serving as an advocate for patients and has led many initiatives in this regard across the past years. We are thrilled to see her work recognized by the Academy this year. Elaine exemplifies the most important core value of Specialists On Call which is to put patients first."

"I am deeply honored with this recognition," said Dr. Jones. “I intend to continue my work on behalf of patients in partnership with my colleagues at the Academy, in my community and with Specialists On Call. My work with Specialists On Call brings me great satisfaction as I get to reach and assist patients who might otherwise not have timely access to a neurologist. I am excited by the opportunities that SOC’s telemedicine solutions provide in expanding neurology care and the organization’s commitment to innovation and leadership in developing new protocols and care models for better clinical outcomes.”

Dr. Jones received her M.D. from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed her Neurology residency at Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital. She then returned to Brown University to complete her fellowship in Neurophysiology. Dr. Jones is board certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and has chaired several committees of the American Academy of Neurology including the Payment Policy, Government Relations Committee and the Gender Disparity Task Force and serves on its Board of Directors. Named one of Rhode Island Monthly’s Top Doctors for five years straight, she has served as President of the Rhode Island Medical Society, co-chair of the Membership Committee and as Treasurer for the RI Medical Society Political Action Committee.

About Specialists On Call, Inc.
Specialists On Call, Inc. (SOC) is the largest provider of acute care telemedicine services and technology to US hospitals and partners with close to 400 hospitals and systems across 36 states. Through its Neurology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, and Managed Services solutions SOC virtually delivers physicians directly to the patient’s bedside. The company's Consult Coordination Center (CCC) is the hub of its clinical and operational support teams, and dedicated to accelerating patient care through a fully-redundant and state-of-the-art infrastructure. SOC provides industry leading reporting and analytics and lean six sigma consulting support to optimize workflows towards achieving high clinical outcomes. The organization was the first private provider of acute clinical telemedicine services to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and has maintained that accreditation every year since inception. For more information, visit http://www.specialistsoncall.com.

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Ashanthi Mathai
Vice President, Marketing

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