(Greenwood, SC, August 8, 2015) — Self Regional Healthcare announced today the successful implementation of an advanced critical care telemedicine program that will now be in the hospital’s intensive care units.
On August 1 the hospital partnered with Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest provider of Tele-ICU services, and MUSC to deliver monitoring by highly trained intensivist physicians and critical care specialists 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, providing an extra layer of care that enhances patient safety.
“We are pleased to partner with the physicians and clinicians at Self Regional Healthcare to provide additional clinical surveillance and support of their critically ill patients,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “This strong alliance of critical care expertise combined with the most advanced telemedicine technology and programs to continually improve care is working together to benefit and improve the health and safety of these patients.”
Jim Pfeiffer, President and CEO of Self Regional Healthcare said, “Our patients are receiving the best recommended standard of medical care available with the collaboration between their doctor, the hospital critical care team and the remote telemonitoring oversight of Advanced ICU Care and MUSC.”
Advanced ICU Care’s and MUSC’s team of intensivists and critical care nurses work around-the-clock complementing the care provided by the Self Regional physicians. The program continuously monitors patient vital signs, medications, labs and 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 consultations between the bedside and Advanced ICU Care and MUSC team.
About Self Regional Healthcare:
Self Regional Healthcare is a not-for-profit, regional referral hospital that provides care to residents of Greenwood, Abbeville, Laurens, Saluda, McCormick, Edgefield and Newberry counties. Services include prevention and wellness, acute care and tertiary care services including cancer care, neurosurgery, heart and vascular surgery, NICU, orthopedics and genetics. Self Medical Group is its employed physician affiliate network of 33 practices and more than 115 physicians.
About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care® is a leading national provider of Tele-ICU monitoring services, leveraging state-of-the-art technology and world class clinicians to collaborate with hospital staff to improve ICU outcomes, compliance and economics. Their delivery model employs best-practices to drive clinical and operational efficiencies, patient care and safety, and a demonstrable ROI. For more information, visit www.icumedicine.com.
About the Medical University of South Carolina
Using the latest telehealth technologies, MUSC Health is connecting patients and providers across South Carolina with our expert health care team. MUSC Health is focused on expanding access to services, coordinating care and improving the health of communities. The Advanced ICU Care and MUSC Tele-ICU program is one of the many programs offered by the Center for Telehealth.