Alexandria Emergency Hospital is the first ER and hospital in Louisiana to adopt the FDA-approved technology that distinguishes viral from bacterial infections in 15 minutes.
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For Immediate Release:
November 3, 2023 (Alexandria, Louisiana) – Alexandria Emergency Hospital, a physician-managed hospital designed to provide community access to prompt, compassionate emergency care, announces that they have partnered with the trailblazing MeMed BV® test that distinguishes viral from bacterial infection within 15 minutes.
MeMed BV® is a diagnostic test developed to address the management of patients with acute infection in different clinical settings, including the emergency department. The MeMed BV® test uses machine learning to integrate measurements of three key host-immune proteins into a score indicating the likelihood of bacterial or viral infections. The ability to distinguish between bacterial and viral infections early in the diagnostic process has significant potential to impact patient care and combat antimicrobial resistance.
“Studies have shown that more than 25% of antibiotics that are prescribed in ambulatory settings are unnecessary. This new test takes a whole blood sample and can return results in less than 20 minutes to provide our physicians with data to quickly determine whether the patient likely will need antibiotics for bacterial infection, and to prevent unnecessary prescription of antibiotics,” said Taylor Hinson, Chief Nursing Officer at Alexandria Emergency Hospital.
Dr. Eran Eden, CEO and Co-founder of MeMed, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with Alexandria Emergency Hospital and for the opportunity to apply our innovative MeMed BV technology to aid in prudent use of antibiotics and improving patient outcomes.”
About Alexandria Emergency Hospital
Physician-owned and operated, Alexandria Emergency Hospital provides concierge-level emergency care to the local community and surrounding areas. Alexandria Emergency Hospital is open 24/7, 365 days a year, and their team of highly trained medical professionals and board-certified physicians specialize in individualized care without the wait. In addition to Emergency Medical Services, the hospital also provides overnight inpatient care, pediatric care and laboratory and imaging services, including CT, Ultrasound, and X-Ray. Patients can experience the difference in compassionate healthcare at Alexandria Emergency Hospital conveniently located at 5900 Coliseum in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Alexandria Emergency Hospitalis a Nutex Health Inc. affiliated hospital facility. Headquartered in Houston, Texas and founded in 2011, Nutex Health Inc. (NASDAQ: NUTX) is a physician-led, technology-enabled healthcare services company with approximately 1500 employees nationwide and is partnered with over 800 physicians. Nutex Health has two divisions: a Hospital division and a Population Health Management division. The Hospital division currently owns and operates over 21 healthcare facilities in eight different states, equipped with highly trained medical professionals who provide concierge-level care to their communities. The Population Health Management division provides management, administrative and other support services to its affiliated hospitals and physician groups.
Our mission is to translate the immune system’s complex signals into simple insights that transform the way diseases are diagnosed and treated, profoundly benefiting patients and society. For additional information on MeMed, please visit https://www.me-med.com/.