ABERDEEN, S.D.--()--Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, part of the Sanford Health System, today announced the successful implementation of the most advanced critical care telemedicine program available in hospital intensive care units.
“The Advanced ICU Care team serves as an extra layer of care that reassures us as doctors that our patients are vigilantly monitored when we are not present”
On July 16, the hospital partnered with Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest independent provider of tele-ICU services, to deliver monitoring by highly trained intensivist physicians and critical care specialists 24 hours a day, seven days a week, providing an extra layer of care that enhances patient care and safety.
“We are pleased to support Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center in optimizing care and providing around-the-clock intensivist surveillance to their ICU patients,” said Mary Jo Gorman, M.D., M.B.A., chief executive officer for Advanced ICU Care. “We have seen first hand the impact that telemedicine has had on reducing ICU mortality and improving patient care and safety in the intensive care unit.”
Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center, located in Aberdeen, South Dakota, is the first hospital in the state to partner with Advanced ICU Care to implement the best practice of having intensivist physicians monitor ICU patients around-the-clock.
“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,” said Gordon Larson, chief executive officer of Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.
Advanced ICU Care’s team of intensivists and critical care nurses work around-the-clock complementing the care provided by the Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center 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 team.
“The Advanced ICU Care team serves as an extra layer of care that reassures us as doctors that our patients are vigilantly monitored when we are not present,” said Steve Redmond, M.D. “There is a deep sense of relief knowing that emerging issues are dealt with immediately, and patients are receiving the highest recommended level of care at a moment’s notice.”
“Our critical care nurses appreciate the additional care and support of Advanced ICU Care clinicians. Patients and their families’ responses have been very positive. They welcome the knowledge that an intensivist physician is monitoring the patient at all times,” said Kirby Kleffman, director of the emergency department and CCU.
About Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center
Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center is a state-of-the-art hospital now open to meet the growing health care needs of the Aberdeen region. The 48-bed medical center is directly attached to the established multi-specialty Sanford Health Aberdeen Clinic.
Sanford Health Aberdeen Clinic is a primary care clinic with locations in Aberdeen and Ipswich, SD as well as providers on site in Ellendale, ND. The clinic offers comprehensive care to patients of all ages with services including family medicine, occupational medicine, internal medicine, cardiology, obstetrics, gynecology, pediatrics – Sanford Children’s and Acute Care for care on nights and weekends.
As a member of the Sanford Health system, the Sanford Clinic in Aberdeen also provides on-site access to pediatric and adult outreach specialists.
About Advanced ICU Care
Advanced ICU Care offers comprehensive tele-ICU programs and consulting services, with a proven track record of improving the clinical, financial and operational performance of its hospital partners. As the nation’s largest independent tele-ICU provider, Advanced ICU Care has successfully implemented and managed more programs than any other organization. Our tele-ICU programs combine experienced intensivist-led care teams, sophisticated technology and a rigorous focus on evidence-based best practices to improve patient care and safety. Our consulting team brings insights gained from decades of nationally recognized ICU leadership and expertise in both bedside ICU and tele-ICU environments. For more information, visit www.icumedicine.com.