PRESS RELEASE – January 8, 2024. Conshohocken, PA – Celéri Health is pleased to announce its collaboration with Guam Regional Medical City on a first-of-its-kind pain safety net program.
Guam Regional Medical City treats a large population of pain patients experiencing neuropathy, musculoskeletal pain, cancer pain, etc across its various service lines such as neurosurgery, orthopedics, cancer, cardiovascular, endocrinology – and interventional & chronic pain. The Pain Safety Net Program at Guam Regional Medical City will pilot in the neurosurgery service to comprehensively engage with patients receiving spinal cord stimulation treatment. The Safety Net Program will dynamically connect with patients experiencing pain to uniquely connect them with their provider and their pain recovery program. The “safety net” portion of the program alerts providers when patient’s pain hits certain thresholds. Through the Celéri Health technology platform and products, patients can share their daily pain, how pain is interfering with their daily lives, pain improvement and much more. They can also share real-time needs with their care team and receive in-application education around spinal cord stimulation.
Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a proven long-term and effective therapy for managing chronic pain. SCS disrupts pain signals traveling between the spinal cord and the brain. The potential benefits of SCS can be improved ability to function, and often more effective than repeat surgeries for pain,
Multiple studies have provided clinical evidence to suggest some patients treated with spinal cord stimulation (SCS) may be able to reduce oral opioid consumption. Patients often experience profound pain relief of 80% or more through the use of spinal cord stimulation .1
About Guam Regional Medical City. The Guam Regional Medical City is a 136-bed privately run acute care hospital in Dededo, Guam. It is managed under the Philippines-based hospital network, The Medical City. It serves the US territory of Guam as well as neighboring Micronesia, the Northern Marianas, Palau and the Marshall Islands. Read about them here: https://www.grmc.gu/
1 Fishman M, Cordner H, Justiz R, et al. 12-Month Results from Multicenter, Open-Label, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing Differential Target Multiplexed Spinal Cord Stimulation and Traditional Spinal Cord Stimulation in Subjects with Chronic Intractable Back Pain and Leg Pain. Pain Pract. 2021. Aug 7. doi: 10.1111/papr.13066. Epub ahead of print.