Press   |   June 07, 2017   |   Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care Announces Winners of 2017 I SEE YOU CARE Awards

Recipients Exemplify Commitment and Collaboration in Telemedicine

Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced the recipients of its 2nd annual I SEE YOU CARE Awards. The awards recognize organizations and individuals who exemplify the collaborative partnership between bedside care providers and Advanced ICU Care’s remote clinical team to provide ICU patients the highest standard of care.

Award winners were selected from nominations drawn from Advanced ICU Care’s more than 65 partner hospitals. Twelve recipients were recognized in 4 categories (hospital, administrator, doctor, and nurse), distinguishing three hospitals and nine individuals:


Clinical Program Administrators

  • Kerry Putegnat, RN, BSN of Florida Hospital Fish Memorial (Orange City, FL)
  • Chrissy Ruhl, BSN, MBA, CCRN of Western Maryland Health System (Cumberland, MD)


  • William Clanfield, MD, FACP of St. Mary’s Janesville (Janesville, WI)
  • Alan N. DeWitt, MD of Summit Healthcare (Show Low, AZ)
  • Jorge F. Gonzalez Jirau, MD, MBA, CPE of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center (Sebring, FL)


  • Courtney Shears, RN, BSN, CCRN, MBA of Mercy Medical Center (Oshkosh, WI)
  • Nekia Kiker, RN, BSN of Takoma Regional Hospital (Greenville, TN)
  • Susan Simoncini, RN, BSN, CCRN of Cape Regional Medical Center (Cape May, NJ)
  • Susan Yale-Mancini, RN, CCRN of Chilton Medical Center (Pompton Plains, NJ)

“Achieving peak success in the demanding clinical environment of the ICU requires expertise, commitment, and a significant dedication to teamwork,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “It is our privilege to honor these hospitals and individuals for their steadfast commitment to collaboration and to advancing critical care through telemedicine. It’s their commitment to patient care and our partnership which reminds us of the great things we can accomplish together. We sincerely value our collaboration with all of our hospital partners as we work to improve clinical outcomes and the patient and clinical staff experiences within the ICU.”


About Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care® is the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telemedicine services, serving more than 65 hospitals in over 24 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, 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.

Some other insights you may enjoy:

Tele-ICU: Delivery on the gold mine of data

Tele-ICU: Delivery on the gold mine of data

Historically information-starved ICUs can transform data for more proactive care through tele-ICU partnerships.

Four Questions to Weigh Before Adopting Tele-ICU

Four Questions to Weigh Before Adopting Tele-ICU

Hospital and system leadership should address these issues when considering a tele-ICU partnership

Lou Silverman in Healthcare Business News: Telemedicine Services Impact on ICU Environment

Lou Silverman in Healthcare Business News: Telemedicine Services Impact on ICU Environment

CEO Lou Silverman, in Healthcare Business News, provides insight into the value of creative, strategic partnerships that can drive value-based care in this time of disruption and evolution in health care.