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V-17 - Making Tele-ICU Work in Diverse Hospital Settings

Tuesday, May 1
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: E451A

Join us as an expert panel of clinical leaders discusses how different types of hospitals benefit from tele-ICU. Learn the varied needs that prompted hospitals to consider tele-ICU solutions, what unique challenges each faced, how programs benefited and how staff evaluated program choices. Gain strategies for assessing your own program needs and expanding programs successfully.

Learning Objectives:

Rachel Sackrowitz

Chief Medical Officer
Advanced ICU Care

Dr. Rachel Sackrowitz is a practicing intensivist, board-certified in internal, pulmonary, and critical care medicine with experience in hospital administration. Dr. Sackrowitz completed her residency and fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital, part of Weill Cornell Medical Center. She earned her MD at New York University School of Medicine, her BA in psychology (magna cum laude) at Amherst College, and her MBA at Stern School of Business at NYU.

Dr. Sackrowitz is the Chief Medical Officer of Advanced ICU Care, with responsibility for all clinical elements of the company’s service offerings, as well as serving as a clinical advocate for the company and for telemedicine across the healthcare industry.


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Daniel Lewis

Chief Medical Officer
Takoma Regional Hospital

Dr. Daniel Lewis currently serves as the Chief Medical Officer of Takoma Regional Hospital, a 100-bed acute care facility in Greeneville TN. He has served in this role since 2012, and currently is the responsible Executive for Takoma’s telemedicine services, including the relationship with both Specialists on Call as well as Advanced ICU Care. Takoma has utilized these telemedicine services to expand the scope of offerings that can be provided on site for their patients, and continue to explore other alternatives to providing telehealth services. His responsibilities also include local direction of the Medical Staff Office, Health Information Management, Utilization/Case Management, Quality Department, and Rehabilitation Services.

Dr. Lewis earned his Certified Physician Executive designation in 2013 from the Certifying Commission in Medical Management, and continues to also practice on a part time basis, maintaining his certification in Family and Sports Medicine, providing primary care services as well as team coverage for several local sports teams, including Tusculum College, where he is Team Physician.


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Gerald Goldstein

Chief Medical Officer
Western Maryland Health System

Dr. Gerald Goldstein has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of Western Maryland Health System for the past 3 years. Immediately prior, he held the position of Interim Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Goldstein has practiced as an Anesthesiologist for over 35 years, serving in several leadership roles, including Director of the Anesthesiology Department for Cumberland Anesthesia and Pain Management, Inc.

Dr. Goldstein is Board Certified in Anesthesiology. He completed both his residency in anesthesiology and fellowship in cardiac anesthesiology and trauma ICU at The University of Maryland Hospital. He earned his MD from The University of Maryland School of Medicine and his BS from The University of Maryland as well.


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Jean C. Turcotte

System Director Patient Care Operations
Adventist Health System

Jean Turcotte is a registered nurse and experienced healthcare administrator with an extensive background in Critical Care, Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Transplantation, and Emergency Services. He is certified in Critical Care (CCRN) and is a certified instructor in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS). As the Director of Patient Care Operations for Adventist Health System, Jean lead the implementation of a tele-ICU program involving 21 hospitals and over 300 ICU beds.Jean continues to collaborate with Hospital Medical and Leadership teams to enhance the delivery of Critical Care Services and monitor Critical Care outcomes. Turcotte has been recognized repeatedly for his leadership and management excellence in nursing and tele-ICU and is a previous speaker at ATA.

Prior to joining Adventist Health Systems in 1994, he gained extensive and varied nursing and leadership experience in his native Canada.Turcotte received his BS in Nursing from Walden University (Baltimore, MD) and an MA in Leadership and Training from Royal Road University (Victoria, British Columbia).

Adventist Health System is a faith-based organization with hospitals, nursing homes and home health agencies in 9 states supported by over 80,000 employees.


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