Press   |   March 03, 2017   |   Ellen McEvoy

Advanced ICU Care Launches its Tele-ICU Services in Ohio with Upper Valley Medical Center

St. Louis, MO – <March 3, 2017> – Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telehealth services, announced the launch of tele-ICU services at Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC). UVMC, part of Premier Health System, serves an area north of Dayton, Ohio and represents Advanced ICU Care’s first hospital partner in the state of Ohio.

UVMV is the recipient of national and Upper Valley Camera-Inregional recognition for quality and excellence, including from US News & World Report and The Joint Commission. Advanced ICU Care is supporting UVMC with intensivist-led clinical teams working from the company’s eight care centers. A secure data stream of patient information and two-way audio-video capabilities enables the highly trained remote care teams of physicians, advanced practice providers, and nurses to actively engage in patient care, ensuring around-the-clock availability of critical care expertise.

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“A key benefit of the partnership is knowing that patients are being vigilantly monitored by experienced intensivists when their bedside physician is not present in the room with the patient,” said Jennifer Hauler, D.O., Chief Medical Officer of the Premier Health northern region. “This partnership will provide added support and expertise, aiming to ensure emerging issues can be dealt with as quickly as possible.”

“UVMC is the first hospital in the region, as well as the first hospital in the Premier Health System, to implement a tele-ICU program. This new tele-ICU partnership is part of our commitment to continually innovate and improve services for our patients and our community,” said Becky Rice, President of UVMC. “The partnership will be monitored by a Premier Health system-wide ICU team to explore the benefit of tele-ICU for the entire system.”

“Our partnership with Upper Valley Medical Center represents a strong alliance between critical care experts enabled by advanced telemedicine technology and their skilled bedside counterparts,” said Lou Silverman of Advanced ICU Care. “We are extremely pleased to work with such a quality partner to improve care to benefit the health and safety of our shared patients and expand our services into Ohio.”

About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care® is the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telehealth services, contracted to provide care to more than 65 hospitals in 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 UVMC/Premier Health
Upper Valley Medical Center is a part of Premier Health. Based in Dayton, Ohio, Premier Health (www.premierhealth.com) has a mission to improve the health of the communities it serves. The health system operates four hospitals: Miami Valley Hospital with an additional site at Miami Valley Hospital South; Good Samaritan Hospital; Atrium Medical Center; and Upper Valley Medical Center. In addition, the health system offers a large primary and specialty care network, along with home health services. The health system is the second largest employer in the region and is the largest health-care system in Southwest Ohio.

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