Press   |   January 23, 2020   |   Advanced ICU Care

Partner Hospitals Achieve The Leapfrog Group “Top Hospital” Designation

Healthcare Organizations Recognized
for Prioritizing Safety and Quality in Patient Care

Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine, extends its congratulations to 10 of its partner hospitals that received The Leapfrog Group “Top Hospital” recognition. The designation is awarded annually by the national advocacy organization of employers and other purchasers focused on health care safety and quality.

The Leapfrog “Top Hospital” accolade is recognized industry-wide. Data used to identify “Top Hospital” are gathered and publicly reported through The Leapfrog Hospital Survey. The ranking compares hospitals’ performance on national standards of patient safety, quality, efficiency and management structures that prevent errors, providing the most comprehensive picture of how patients fare at individual institutions. Specific to critical care, the ranking methodology considers each hospital’s ability to provide ICU oversight by board-certified intensivists and recognizes that the tele-ICU oversight and support that Advanced ICU Care’s clinical team provides can help a hospital achieve this Leapfrog ICU standard. Research has shown that hospitals staffing their ICUs with doctors specializing in critical care medicine can reduce ICU mortality by as much as 40 percent.

Advanced ICU Care partner hospitals cited as a 2019 Leapfrog “Top Hospital” include:

  • AdventHealth Carrollwood
  • AdventHealth Gordon
  • AdventHealth Manchester
  • AdventHealth North Pinellas
  • AdventHealth Sebring
  • AdventHealth Zephyrhills
  • Baptist Medical Center Nassau
  • HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital
  • Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center
  • Waldo County General Hospital

 

The Leapfrog ICU Physician Staffing Standard (IPS) calls for hospitals to have at least one board-certified intensivist on staff exclusively providing care in the ICU; provide intensivist care for at least eight hours per day, seven days a week; and for intensivists to return calls within five minutes 95 percent of the time, which can be a challenge – at best – for understaffed healthcare organizations. Tele-ICU can help healthcare organizations meet ICS criteria, allowing for 24/7, 365 days a year intensivist oversight in hospital settings where sufficient critical care support levels would otherwise not be feasible.

Advanced ICU Care elevates critical care delivery for hospitals and health systems leveraging state-of-the-art telemedicine technology to provide high-acuity clinical expertise while generating proven results to patients.

“Advanced ICU Care congratulates our 10 partner hospitals, both long-lived and new, that were acknowledged by The Leapfrog Group with a ‘Top Hospital’ recognition,” said Lou Silverman, Chief Executive Officer of Advanced ICU Care. “Tele-ICU has proven to play an increasingly critical role in helping today’s healthcare organizations meet ICU staffing standards, offering patients around- the-clock intensivist oversight and in turn, supporting the hospital care team, elevating care delivery, and improving patient outcomes.”

 

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