Becker's Healthcare December 8, 2023
Giles Bruce

Charlotte, N.C.-based Advocate Health has expanded virtual nursing to 12 hospitals and cared for 10,000 patients using the care model in 2023.

The 68-hospital system has the technology available in inpatient units and emergency rooms across Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Georgia, with some hospitals offering it 24/7.

“I will tell you that I see this, virtual nursing, as care of the future,” Patricia Mook, DNP, senior vice president of nursing operations, education and professional development for Advocate Health, told Becker’s. “We are measuring things like quality outcomes, length of stay, retention, vacancy rate and patient experience, so we can test the models of care that we have put in place.”

Dr. Mook credits virtual nursing with helping improve Advocate...

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