SHRMC's DeWitt honored with Advanced ICU Care award

Pictured from left are Karen Boyd, Account Manager, Advanced ICU Care Dr. Isabelle Kopec, VP of Medical Affairs, Advanced ICU Care Dr. Shaunak Patel, Dr. Alan DeWitt, Chief Medical Officer Fredda Kermes, Director Professional Development, Clinical Projects and Telemedicine

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SHOW LOW — Dr. Alan DeWitt, chief medical officer at Summit Healthcare, was selected as a recipient of the 2017 “I See You Care” award, presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services.

The award recognizes outstanding collaboration between in-hospital care staff and Advanced ICU Care’s remote critical care team — a partnership that is vital to improving patient care and outcomes in the demanding intensive care unit (ICU) environment. Dr. DeWitt was one of only eight recipients across more than 65 hospitals in the United States to receive the award.

“Working hand-in-hand with Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams enables Summit Healthcare to better care for our most acute, critically ill patients,” said Ron McArthur, CEO, “Knowing that our patients have constant, round-the-clock monitoring available to them allows our in-hospital team to perform at their best and ultimately improve overall patient care. We are proud of Dr. DeWitt’s efforts in getting this valuable service implemented at Summit Healthcare.”

Dr. DeWitt was recognized in a ceremony April 19 at Summit Healthcare, and was also honored with a donation in his name to Summit Healthcare’s Foundation. Established in 2016, the “I See You Care” award honors Advanced ICU Care tele-ICU partners for their efforts in caring for patients, collaborating across geography and leveraging telehealth to make a profound difference within their hospital. Recognition is given in four categories: hospital, administrator, physician and nurse.

“It is our privilege to honor Dr. DeWitt for his steadfast commitment to advancing critical care through telemedicine,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “His commitment to patient care and our partnership reminds us of the great things we can accomplish together. We sincerely value our teamwork-centric partnership with Summit Healthcare as we work to improve clinical outcomes and the patient and clinical staff experiences within the ICU.”

About Summit Healthcare

Summit Healthcare is a not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission to provide exceptional care, close to home. For further information, please call 928-537-4375 or visit our web site www.SummitHealthcare.net

About Advanced ICU Care

Advanced ICU Care is the nation’s leading provider of high acuity telemedicine services, serving more than 65 hospitals in 24 states on a 24/7/365 basis. Advanced ICU Care is a technology-enabled clinical services provider that employs cutting edge tele-technology, U.S. board-certified intensivists, advanced practitioners and nurses trained in critical care, 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 www.advancedicucare.com.

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