Summit Healthcare will be providing around-the-clock monitoring of its ICU patients by highly trained intensivist physicians (doctors specially trained in critical care) and critical care specialists, delivering an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety.
In addition to our hospital staff, we are partnering with Advanced ICU Care® to provide Board-certified intensivists (critical care physicians) and critical care nurses to ICU patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Advanced ICU Care is the nation’s largest independent provider of Tele-ICU services, with a proven track record for improving patient care.
The team of intensivists and critical care nurses work from centralized Operations Centers around-the-clock, complementing the care provided by the Summit Healthcare physicians. The program continuously monitors medications, labs and the patient’s clinical status. Proactive data management tools identify problems before they become urgent, prompting immediate intervention when necessary. 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 ensures that help is available when needed.
“Advanced ICU Care’s continuous oversight of our ICU patients is a great addition to our hospital. Our doctors sleep better at night knowing that Advanced ICU Care is continually monitoring their patients when they aren’t there,” said Ron McArthur, CEO.
“This program brings 24/7/365 critical care expertise directly to our patients, along with evidence-based 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.”
“It is exciting to launch tele-ICU programs at Summit Healthcare in partnership with their executive and clinical leadership,” said Dr. Rachel Sackrowitz, National Medical Director of Advanced ICU Care. “We look forward to helping the staff at Summit Healthcare extend patient care to eastern Arizona.”
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.
About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care® is the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telehealth services, serving more than 65 hospitals in over 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 to the benefit of patients, families, providers and hospitals. For more information, visit hicuityhealth.com.