Press   |   May 11, 2017   |   Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care Launches Remote Telemetry Service with Passavant Area Hospital

May 11, 2017 <St. Louis, MO> – Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced that the company has launched telemetry monitoring services at Passavant Area Hospital, a member of Memorial Health System, in Jacksonville, IL. Passavant becomes the first hospital to go live with Advanced ICU Care’s telemetry service, in which certified electrocardiogram (EKG) technicians in an Advanced ICU Care center remotely monitor Passavant’s at-risk cardiac patients on a 24 x 7 x 365 basis.

Advanced ICU Care’s team of certified technicians utilizes advanced telemetry monitoring systems that enable remote patient observation to provide real-time oversight of patients who have been identified as high-risk for cardiac events. The remote telemetry technicians monitor patients’ heart functions for variances, review alerts, and when clinically appropriate, engage bedside physicians and nurses to intervene when patients require clinical attention. Identification of warning indicators and urgent situations by the telemetry technician can support earlier intervention by bedside clinicians.

“Our new telemetry partnership with Advanced ICU Care enhances our ability to provide excellent care through optimal delivery,” noted Harry Schmidt, Passavant President and CEO. “Our telemetry patients are vigilantly monitored around-the-clock, enabling our bedside nurses to focus their time on delivering the highest quality of patient care while providing the flexibility to maintain that high level of care independent of fluctuations in census.”

“It has been a pleasure working with Passavant’s hospital and clinical leadership teams to launch the telemetry partnership,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “We are committed to a care-focused, service-oriented partnership and will work closely together to support the delivery of exceptional patient care.”

The telemetry service extends Advanced ICU Care’s clinical services portfolio, drawing upon the Company’s 10+ years of experience in high-acuity telehealth and remote patient monitoring.

“We are developing opportunities with additional hospitals throughout the United States to enhance their use of telemetry monitoring,” said Gian Cavallini, Vice President of Strategy and Development for Advanced ICU Care. “Passavant has been the ideal collaborative partner – extremely engaged and deeply committed to and clear in their focus of delivering the best in patient care.”

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. For more information, visit www.advancedicuare.com.

About Passavant Area Hospital
Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, an affiliate of Memorial Health System, has been providing healthcare services to the residents of Morgan, Cass, Greene, Scott, Macoupin counties, and portions of Brown and northern Pike counties in West Central Illinois since 1875. Passavant, licensed for 93 patient beds, is staffed by 1,000 full and part-time employees, and an active medical staff of 70 physicians. Passavant Area Hospital is a Magnet® Hospital as recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The Hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA), and VHA.

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