Ottumwa Regional Health Center Launches e-ICU to Provide Advanced Intensive Care Service for Patients

10-16-17 (Ottumwa, IA) – Ottumwa Regional Health Center is providing a new level of care for patients in the ICU. An audiovisual telecommunication system will enhance the care already provided by our outstanding local physicians and ICU care team. With the ‘e-ICU’ technology, board-certified intensivists will join the team and provide additional monitoring, leading to faster interventions and lowering risks from complications.

“e-ICU is part of our commitment to continually improve services for our patients,” said Lori Bailey, Chief Nursing Officer for ORHC. “The addition of constant tele monitoring, alongside the quality care delivered by our experienced ICU team, means our patients will receive the highest level of critical care available.”

The eCARE ICU clinicians remotely view real-time patient information like cardiac monitors, lab results, and medications alongside on-site caregivers. The advanced video technology allows eCARE ICU clinicians to see close-up views of patient indicators like pupil size, skin color and settings on patient-support devices. The eCARE ICU team and ORHC bedside staff work together to review and address any changes that may require medical intervention to avoid any adverse health problems.




About Ottumwa Regional Health Center: For 125 years, Ottumwa Regional Health Center has been serving the community of Ottumwa and the citizens of Southeast Iowa. We are a full service regional health center providing a wide range of health services, including emergency medicine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, pediatrics and home care, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, radiation oncology, wound care, pain clinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more.