Press   |   January 18, 2018   |   Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care Launches Tele-ICU Clinical Services at Florida Hospital New Smyrna

Partnership Expands Growing Multi-State Relationship with Adventist Health System.
January 18, 2018 – Saint Louis, MO Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telemedicine services, announced today the launch of tele-ICU clinical services at Florida Hospital New Smyrna. The partnership with Florida Hospital New Smyrna extends Advanced ICU Care’s growing, multi-state relationship with Adventist Health System (now AdventHealth) for collaborative ICU patient care via telemedicine. Advanced ICU Care supports New Smyrna’s bedside clinicians to deliver 24/7 care by U.S. board-certified intensivists and standardized critical care aligned with national benchmark standards.

Advanced ICU Care’s team is comprised of intensivists, advanced practice providers and nurses who utilize a secure data stream of patient information and two-way audio-video technology to actively engage in patient care. Collaboration between Advanced ICU Care’s clinical teams and Florida Hospital New Smyrna’s onsite intensivists provides around-the-clock monitoring by critical care clinicians and quality and safety initiatives aligned with clinical best-practices to the medical center’s ICU. Numerous studies have found that constant monitoring and joint care delivered by the bedside and telemedicine team consistently delivers reduced mortality and improved patient experience and outcomes.

“Providing our ICU patients with the highest quality of care is a top priority for Florida Hospital New Smyrna,” said Ken Mattison, CEO, Florida Hospital New Smyrna. “Expanded access to intensivist-led care through Advanced ICU Care’s tele-ICU service complements our efforts to provide our patients exceptional critical care and deliver access to the gold standard of 24/7 intensivist oversight to our community.”

Becker’s Hospital Review recently noted the tele-ICU partnership between Advanced ICU Care and Florida Hospital New Smyrna. Click here to read.
Florida Hospital New Smyrna joins an expanding number of Adventist Health System hospitals that belong to the large, multi-state tele-ICU relationship between the system and Advanced ICU Care. “We are pleased to welcome the patients and staff from New Smyrna to our growing partnership with AHS,” said Dr. David Nierman, Regional Medical Director of Advanced ICU Care for the Adventist relationship. “We’ve worked together to achieve outstanding clinical results and enhance the consistent delivery of standardized critical care aligned with clinical best-practices.”

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 25 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 Florida Hospital New Smyrna
Florida Hospital New Smyrna is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital New Smyrna has 112-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division – North Region has 1,226 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital New Smyrna, visit www.FHNewSmyrna.org.

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