I See You Care Award Thursday May 17, 2018 Edgewood, KY – St. Elizabeth Healthcare has been awarded the 2018 I See You Care Award by Advanced ICU (AICU). The award recognizes outstanding collaboration between hospital staff and AICU’s remote critical care team. Through the partnership, St. Elizabeth has been able to decrease the length of stay for patients in the intensive care unit, shorten the amount of time a patient stays on a ventilator, and improve overall patient outcomes. Established in 2016, the I See You Care Award honors AICU’s partners for their efforts in caring for patients, collaborating across geography and leveraging tele-health technology to make a profound difference within their hospital. Recognition is given in four categories: hospital, administrator, physician and nurse. St. Elizabeth has been in partnership with Advanced ICU Care since 2012. “We are thrilled to receive this award,” said Tom Cahill, director of respiratory care. “Working closely with Advanced ICU critical care teams enables us to have immediate access to a provider for our most acute, critically ill patients. This allows our in-hospital team to perform at our best and ultimately improve overall patient care.” “It is our privilege to honor St. Elizabeth for its steadfast commitment to advancing critical care through telemedicine,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “Their commitment to patient care and our partnership reminds us of the great things we can accomplish together. We sincerely value our partnership with St. Elizabeth as we work to improve clinical outcomes and the patient experiences within the ICU.” AICU utilizes a network of high-definition cameras, electronic patient monitoring systems and immediate digital access to diagnostic test results along with the patient’s medical record. This allows very sick patients to stay close to home, which typically means family is more easily able to be present. Anecdotal evidence shows that patients with attentive families tend to get better faster.