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Houston Healthcare Chief Nursing Officer Honored with Award

Dr. Melinda HartleyWarner Robins, GA -- Dr. Melinda Hartley, Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer for Houston Healthcare, was selected as a recipient of the 2018 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. Hartley was one of only 8 individual recipients across more than 65 hospitals in the United States to receive the award.

“I am truly honored to receive the I See You Care Award. Working hand-in-hand with Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams enables Houston Healthcare – Warner Robins and Houston Healthcare – Perry to better care for our most critically ill patients,” said Dr. Hartley. “Partnering to provide our patients with constant, round-the-clock care allows our in-hospital team to perform at our best and ultimately improve overall patient care. While this award was presented to me, it is truly a reflection of the committed work being done collaboratively between Advanced ICU Care with our doctors, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, and other ancillary staff.”

Dr. Hartley was recognized in a ceremony on March 27 and was also honored with a donation in her name to Houston Healthcare. 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 five categories: hospital, administrator, physician, nurse, and best patient story.“In recognizing Dr. Hartley, we recognize an individual whose commitment to patient-oriented and outcomes-based clinical collaboration benefits the patients, families, clinical teams, and hospitals that we serve together,” said Lou Silverman, Chairman, and CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “For the three years we have sponsored the I SEE YOU CARE Awards, it has been an honor and a privilege for me to hear the stories of extraordinary ICU clinical care vision and patient dedication that is a common denominator for all of those recognized. The 2018 class continues this tradition.”