Largest Penn Highlands Healthcare Hospital is First to Implement Tele-ICU
Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s largest, most experienced provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced today the launch of tele-ICU clinical services at Penn Highlands DuBois (PH DuBois), the largest hospital in the Penn Highlands Healthcare network, located in northeastern Pennsylvania. The collaborative partnership will extend PH DuBois’ ability to deliver the gold standard of critical care by leveraging Advanced ICU Care’s cutting-edge tele-technology and care by U.S. board-certified intensivists.
Caring for high-acuity patients and managing the emerging issues that often arise in the ICU requires the availability of experienced, specialized clinicians around-the-clock. For PH DuBois, Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU offering complements the hospital’s care plans by delivering 24/7 intensivist oversight of ICU patients regardless of hospital census or the competing patient demands on the bedside team. Continuous monitoring and intensivist-led care, along with Advanced ICU Care’s more than 12 years of experience providing comprehensive high-acuity clinical services and a robust analytics program, are proven to reduce mortality rates and length of stay in the ICU.
“Anything we can do to improve patient care is a top priority at Penn Highlands DuBois,” said Dr. Russell Cameron, chief medical officer and chief medical information officer at Penn Highlands DuBois. “Through our work with Advanced ICU Care, we are able to provide 24/7 intensivist oversight in our 27 bed ICU, allowing us to continue to deliver on our commitment to exceptional patient care while also ensuring our bedside physicians and nurses are always supported.”
PH DuBois is the first Penn Highlands Healthcare hospital to launch tele-ICU with Advanced ICU Care. In exploring the value proposition of tele-ICU, the institution quickly identified the benefit that an additional layer of care would bring to patients, providers and families in the community.
“Advanced ICU Care is pleased to collaborate with Penn Highlands DuBois and Penn Highlands Healthcare as their trusted tele-ICU partner,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “We share a vision for exceptional critical care, complementing their ICU treatment strategy and supporting their bedside care teams.”