ST. LOUIS, Sept. 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced ICU Care, the nation's leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, announced today the launch of tele-ICU clinical services at Baptist Health Corbin, a Baptist Health System hospital based in Kentucky. The collaborative critical care partnership will provide Baptist Health Corbin with additional deep clinical, operational, and technical expertise through Advanced ICU Care's cutting edge tele-technology and U.S. board-certified intensivists, ensuring 24/7 intensivist oversight of the hospital's ICU patients.
For Baptist Health Corbin, being able to optimize the delivery of critical care and treat even the most acute patients locally was of significant importance. Working with Advanced ICU Care's intensivist-led clinical teams, the medical center's onsite intensivist and ICU staff will now benefit from additional collaboration and support as they work together to provide the highest level of care to ICU patients. A secure data stream of patient information and two-way audio-video capabilities enable Advanced ICU Care's remote care teams of intensivists, advanced practice providers, and nurses to actively engage in patient care. The constant monitoring and joint coordination between providers and the hospital's staff ensures 24/7 care by critical care specialists of the facility's most critical population.
"While evaluating our ICU's continued commitment to delivering high quality care, we knew that finding a solution that could offer around the clock intensivist support would be of significant value to the hospital, our onsite intensivist, and most importantly, our patients," said Dr. David Worthy, Chief Medical Officer, Baptist Health Corbin. "After careful consideration and review of the Advanced ICU Care offering, it became apparent that their clinical services were the perfect complement in providing critical care at our own facility, allowing us to keep care in the community."
Baptist Health Corbin is part of Baptist Health System based out of Louisville, Kentucky, and is the first of its eight main hospitals to launch a tele-ICU offering with Advanced ICU Care. The health system had explored the value proposition of remote intensivist care and after careful consideration, chose to partner with Advanced ICU Care rather than build its own solution. Baptist Health Corbin was then selected as the first hospital in the health system to launch tele-ICU clinical services in partnership with Advanced ICU Care.
"By supporting the work of Baptist Health Corbin's bedside intensivist, we help the hospital provide patients and their families access to the highest quality critical care in their own community," said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. "We are honored that Baptist Health Corbin and Baptist Health System have identified the value that Advanced ICU Care brings to care teams and our mutual patients by delivering uninterrupted intensivist support."
Advanced ICU Care currently provides care to more than 65 hospitals in 24 states on a 24 x 7 x 365 basis. The company currently has eight dedicated tele-care delivery centers across the United States.
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 http://www.advancedicucare.com/.
About Baptist Health Corbin
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of nine hospitals (eight owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 300 points of care, including outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers. Its subsidiary, Baptist Health Plan, provides health insurance, managed care services and administrative services to employers, employees and their dependents, serving members in Kentucky, Indiana and several surrounding states.
Baptist Health's eight owned hospitals include more than 2,400 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah, Richmond and New Albany, Ind. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Health, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown. Baptist Health employs nearly 21,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Baptist's physician network, Baptist Health Medical Group, has nearly 1,100 employed providers, including about 600 employed physicians, plus more than 2,000 independent physicians.
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SOURCE Advanced ICU Care