(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center is expanding access to critical care doctors. Critically ill patients will now have access to critical care doctors 24/7, through the use of eICU technology.
This will allow patients in Watertown and the surrounding communities to stay closer to home, instead of being transferred to a larger healthcare system. The eICU technology allows doctors to video chat with patients, family, nurses, and fellow doctors, giving them secure access to assist in the care of critically ill patients.
Chief Executive Officer of Watertown Regional Medical Center Richard Keddington says they are excited to bring a higher level of care to their sickest patients. He says they understand the importance of staying closer to loved ones and close to their doctors for follow-up care.