Press | March 31, 2021 | Hicuity Health Hicuity Health Extends System-Wide ARH Tele-ICU Partnership Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center Becomes 13th Facility in the Health System to Partner with Nation’s Leading High-Acuity Telemedicine Provider Hicuity Health, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services, has announced the extension of its longstanding relationship with Appalachian Regional Healthcare with the launch of its comprehensive tele-ICU care services at Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center (Prestonsburg, KY). The facility is the 13th facility in the Appalachian Regional Healthcare system to implement Hicuity Health’s technology-enabled care services to support the hospital’s bedside team with 24 x 7 x 365 intensivist-led critical care and ensure system-wide consistency of care. “Appalachian Regional Healthcare is excited to extend its Hicuity Health tele-ICU partnership to Highlands ARH Regional Medical Center. One of our system’s goals in undertaking tele-ICU care two years ago was to ensure consistent delivery of critical care across the system. With this implementation, our newest hospital will now enjoy those benefits,” said Maria Braman, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Appalachian Regional Healthcare. “Working alongside Hicuity Health and leveraging their extensive clinical expertise has enabled our hospitals to consistently reduce mortality rates and improve clinical outcomes for our acutely ill patients.” Hicuity Health and Appalachian Regional Healthcare initially partnered in 2019 on a system-wide implementation of tele-ICU across 12 ARH facilities. When Highlands merged with ARH following this implementation, plans were initiated to build on ARH’s trusted relationship with Hicuity Health. Leveraging the advanced critical care capabilities afforded by a tele-ICU services model, the hospital’s care teams will now be supported with around-the-clock Hicuity Health critical care support to improve patient outcomes. “Hicuity Health is honored to further expand our partnership with Appalachian Regional Healthcare to arm the bedside care team at Highland ARH Regional Medical Center with clinical support on a 24 x 7 basis,” said Lou Silverman, CEO, Hicuity Health. “Our system-wide collaboration with Appalachian Regional Healthcare is a prime illustration of how our scalable and customized tele-ICU programs can help healthcare systems achieve their system-wide critical care goals.” Hicuity Health is currently contracted to serve more than 100 hospitals in 27 states. In 2020, Hicuity Health’s team of U.S. board-certified providers and other clinicians conducted 1.2 million patient interactions while caring for more than 110,000 patients.