CHESTERFIELD, Mo.― Located off a superhighway exit in suburban St. Louis, nestled among locust, elm and sweetgum trees, the Mercy Virtual Care Center has a lot in common with other hospitals. It has nurses and doctors and a cafeteria, and the staff spend their days looking after the very sick―checking their vital signs, recording notes, responding to orders and alarms, doing examinations and chatting with them. Click here to read full article.
Mercy Virtual has landed in the world’s most-read in-flight magazine. More than 5 million Delta Airlines passengers are thumbing through an article featuring the Mercy Virtual Care Center. The latest issue of Delta Sky Magazine focuses on the launch of telemedicine, and how innovative methods at Mercy, Kaiser Permanente and Cleveland Clinic are changing health care. Dr. Randy Moore, Mercy Virtual’s president, speaks to the success of the Mercy Virtual Care Center since it opened in late 2015; the article “Stay Well, Virtually,” also reflects on Mercy’s roots. “The center is the first of its kind in the world, but … Read the whole story
With a new year on the horizon, Prevention Magazine is counting down the “20 Best Medical Breakthroughs of 2016” and Mercy’s Virtual Care Center has a prominent spot. The article, featured in the December 2016 issue, highlights medical firsts; game-changing drugs and devices; as well as fascinating research that will “change your life immediately.” The work being done by hundreds of Mercy Virtual doctors and nurses inside the world’s first “hospital without beds” is helping the health care industry by “moving away from brick and mortar and relying on technology to keep people healthier,” Dr. Randy Moore, Mercy Virtual president, told the popular health publication. To … Read the whole story
Mercy Virtual’s unique design gets a prominent spot in the latest issue of Medical Construction & Design, a major source of news, technology and research in the construction industry. The cover story of the November/December 2016 edition, entitled “Making a Virtual Statement,” takes a deep dive into the four-story, 125,000-square-foot facility that “delivers a new frontier of care delivery, bringing telemedicine to more people and places than ever before.” Click here to flip through the virtual pages of the magazine. The cover of the November/Decemer 2016 issue of Medical Construction & Design.
Mercy Virtual is front and center in the latest edition of the Springfield Business Journal. The cover story, “Virtual Visits: Health Care Meets Tech,” hones in on the technology Mercy uses to monitor the sickest five percent of patients in the comfort of their own homes. “Everything is Bluetooth,” Mark Saxon, executive director of Mercy Virtual ambulatory medicine, told the paper. The technology kits include an iPad, pulse oximeter, scale, blood pressure cuffs, a stylus and instructions. “We can share all labs, all appointments and full education videos.” The goal of the expanding program is to keep high-risk Mercy patients … Read the whole story
House calls are back, but with a twist. Mercy Virtual is quickly becoming a national leader in remote delivery of health care services, and it’s caught the attention of CNN. In its series “Agility in Action,” the cable news network focuses on innovative ideas across a variety of fields. In Mercy Virtual’s case, high-speed data and video connections keep tabs on the sickest patients who typically end up, unnecessarily, back in the hospital. Click here to watch the segment. Behind-the-scenes shot as CNN interviews Dr. Gavin Helton.
Mercy Virtual is taking telemedicine to a “whole other level,” according to U.S. News & World Report. The national publication puts the Mercy Virtual Care Center front and center in its latest feature, Are Virtual Care Clinics the Wave of the Future? The answer is yes. Just ask retired carpenter James Hoevelmann, 74, who suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. “I feel safer knowing I have those people behind me,” the Mercy Virtual patient tells U.S News & World Report. Click here to read the article – part of the annual Best Hospitals issue – which explains how Mercy is pioneering … Read the whole story