Red Bluff, CA. - August 26, 2019 - St. Elizabeth Community Hospital is introducing new technology into its Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Dignity Health Telemedicine Network TeleICU program connects patients through a robot that are located in smaller rural hospitals to physicians and nurses in larger facilities, such as Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Mercy Hospital of Folsom.
The patient is able to have a face-to-face conversation with a physician by video while the physician looks at their vital signs and medical records. With the assistance of a nurse with a stethoscope, the remote physician is able to hear the heart and lung sounds through the robot.
This program allows more complex cases to stay at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, decreases length of stay and reduces readmissions.
Thursday, August 29, media will be allowed to see the robot in action at St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, before the program rolls out on September 3.
St. Elizabeth Community Hospital
2550 Sister Mary Columba Drive
Red Bluff, CA 96080
Thursday August 29, 2019 | 11 a.m.
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Mercy Medical Center Redding, St. Elizabeth Community Hospital in Red Bluff, and Mercy Medical Center Mt. Shasta are Dignity Health North State hospitals sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of Auburn. The hospitals are passionate about patient care, committed to community outreach, advocates for the underserved, and dedicated to delivering quality, affordable health services to those in need. In 2018, the Dignity Health North State Hospitals cared for more than 90,000 people and provided more than $21 million in community benefit to the region we serve. The hospitals also offer a broad array of outpatient services and the senior services of Connected Living. Visit www.mercy.org to learn more.