Manchester Memorial Hospital Begins Using Telemedicine to Provide Additional Care to Critically Ill Patients
Manchester, KY: Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) has successfully implemented one of the most advanced critical care telemedicine programs available in hospital intensive care units (ICUs).
Utilizing highly trained intensivists and critical care nurses from Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest provider of Tele-ICU services, to provide additional monitoring twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, Manchester Memorial Hospital (MMH) now provides an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety.
MMH is one of the first hospitals in the area to partner with Advanced ICU Care in implementing such a program, and to meet the best practice standard of having intensivist physicians monitor ICU patients around-the-clock.
“Our patients are receiving the best recommended standard of medical care available with the collaboration between their doctor, the hospital critical care team and the remote tele-monitoring of Advanced ICU Care,” Erika Skula, CEO of MMH.
Advanced ICU Care’s team complements the care provided by Manchester Memorial physicians, continuously monitoring patients’ vital signs, medications, labs and clinical status. Proactive data management tools identify issues, prompting immediate intervention. Two-way video access in each patient’s room enables face-to-face consultations between the bedside and Advanced ICU Care team during periods of evaluation or when called on by the caregiver.
“We are pleased to partner with the physicians and clinicians at Manchester Memorial Hospital to provide additional clinical surveillance and support of their critically ill patients,” said Mary Jo Gorman, MD, MBA, founder of Advanced ICU Care. “This strong alliance of critical care expertise combined with the most advanced telemedicine technology plus programs to continually improve care is working together to benefit and improve the health and safety of these patients.”
“The Advanced ICU Care team serves as an extra layer of care that reassures us that our sickest patients are vigilantly monitored when we are not present. There is a deep sense of confidence knowing that emerging issues are dealt with immediately, and patients are receiving the highest level of care at a moment’s notice,” said Stephen O’ Neal, CNO at the Hospital.
For more information on the hospital’s telemedicine program, visit our website www.manchestermemorial.org or call 606-598-5104.
*published in ME*