ST. LOUIS, March 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Hicuity Health, the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telemedicine services, announced the expansion of its telemedicine services relationship with Baptist Health, a system of 9 hospitals. In this expansion, tele-ICU services have been extended to Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, a facility that provides care to residents in the west Kentucky.
The introduction of the Hicuity Health tele-intensive care unit to the Madisonville The facility provides 24-hour critical care support to its Baptist Health team members and their patients. Hicuity Health critical care specialists are now providing 24/7 monitoring and intervention for the most critically ill patients in conjunction with Baptist Health clinicians.
“The Hicuity Health team provides an added layer of care that reassures physicians that their patients are being vigilantly monitored even when they are not present in the room,” said Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mohan Rao. “There is a deep sense of relief knowing that emerging issues are addressed immediately and patients receive the highest level of care recommended at all times. We know that having intensivists who cover these patients reduces the risk of complications and improves patient outcomes.”
“Hicuity Health is excited to expand its relationship with the Baptist Health system with the addition of Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville to our customer community,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Hicuity Health. “Our technology-enabled care supports the Baptist Health team and helps improve clinical outcomes for their patients, helping Baptist Health achieve its critical care goals.”
Hicuity Health is currently under contract to serve over 115 hospitals in 30 states. The Hicuity Health team, comprised of US board-certified providers and other clinicians, conducts 1.2 million patient interactions annually while caring for 120,000 patients.
About Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville
Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville is a 410-bed acute and skilled care facility that emphasizes community outreach and training students to provide medical care in rural areas. For its patients, the hospital has clinics conveniently located in nearby communities to provide care close to home. Overall, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville offers 37 points of care by a network of providers representing a wide variety of specialties.
Specialized and comprehensive services include the Jack L. Hamman Heart & Vascular Center for cardiac care, including electrophysiology, the Merle M. Mahr Cancer Center, and maternal and baby care, including an intensive care unit neonatal (NICU). Recognized as a pioneer, Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville was the first Kentucky hospital located outside of a metropolitan area to provide open-heart surgery.
The hospital has earned the Pathway to Excellence® designation for excellence in nursing services by the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
In 2012 the hospital – formerly known as Trover Clinic and Regional Medical Center joined Baptist Health and in 2021 became Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville, a joint venture of Baptist Health and Deaconess Health systems.
About Hicuity Health
For over 16 years, Hicuity Health has been at the forefront of telemedicine innovation. Serving a wide range of customers and care settings – including health systems, hospitals and post-acute care facilities – with its rapidly expanding range of services that includes tele-ICU, remote telemetry of inpatients, virtual nursing, virtual on-call, smart device monitoring and shared services, the company is the leader in delivering expert 24/7/365 care to patients from high acuity in high acuity environments. Our innovation is evidenced by our proprietary HUB workflow management technology platform, which enables seamless care delivery and informs patient management across our 11 clinical care centers that serve our more than 115 hospital partners located in 30 states across the country. Hicuity Health supports 120,000 patients annually, delivering better patient outcomes, tangible return on investment, and expert clinical support for bedside teams at our partner hospitals.
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