ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telehealth services, today announced the launch of tele-ICU services at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center in Show Low, Ariz. Advanced ICU Care will provide around-the-clock support in partnership with the hospital’s medical staff and care teams to deliver an extra layer of care in one of the most critical areas of the hospital. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center’s tele-ICU went live on October 4th across all beds in the intensive care unit.
Advanced ICU Care will support Summit patients and staff from its eight Operations Centers, critical technology hubs staffed by board-certified physicians and highly trained critical care nurses who continuously monitor patient status. Proactive data management tools identify problems before they become urgent, prompting immediate intervention when necessary. Integration with the hospital’s electronic medical record (EMR) system supported with two-way video access in each patient’s room enables face-to-face consultation between the bedside and the Advanced ICU Care team. This constant monitoring and contact across care teams ensure that help is always available when needed.
“This partnership brings 24/7/365 critical care expertise directly to our patients, along with evidence-based best practices, to augment the high-quality care our physicians and nurses provide,” said Alan DeWitt, CMO of Summit Healthcare. “This is yet another example of how we deliver the highest standards in patient care and safety to our community.”
Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center is the eighth hospital installation for Advanced ICU Care in 2016. “We are pleased to add Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center to the growing list of hospitals we support and further our expansion in the western U.S.,” said Lou Silverman, Chairman and CEO, Advanced ICU Care. “Implementation and integration have gone smoothly, and we look forward to working closely with the hospital staff to measure our collective effectiveness for patients and the clinical teams who support them.”
“Advanced ICU Care’s continuous oversight of our ICU patients is important for our patients and community physicians. Our staff appreciates the quality and continuity of care provided from Advanced ICU Care’s continual monitoring, especially when they are not at the bedside,” said Ron McArthur, CEO, Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center.
About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care is the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telehealth services, serving more than 60 hospitals in 22 states on a 24 x 7 x 365 basis. Advanced ICU Care is a technology-enabled clinical services provider that employs cutting-edge tele-technology, a robust roster of U.S. board-certified intensivists, multiple dedicated tele-care delivery centers, and a proven implementation and client service approach for the benefit of patients, families, providers and hospitals.
For more information, please visit http://www.advancedicucare.com.
About Summit Healthcare
Summit Healthcare is a not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission to provide exceptional care, close to home. For further information, please call 928.537.4375 or visit our web site www.SummitHealthcare.net.