In addition to these achievements, Carolinas HealthCare System made substantial progress on a new "virtual critical care center" in Mint Hill, NC. The center will provide expert clinical oversight for critical care patients in hospitals across the enterprise.
For example, highly-trained physicians and nurses in Mint Hill will have direct video and audio links to patients in intensive care units throughout the network. In this manner, they can augment local monitoring of the most fragile patients, providing additional expertise and immediate response to urgent or emergent situations.
The new center will have the capacity to monitor more than 500 critical care beds in nearly 30 hospitals, making it the largest endeavor of its kind in the nation. Also, it has the potential to service both regional affiliates and hospitals not associated with Carolinas HealthCare System.