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ORANGE CITY, Fla., May 11, 2017 – Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest provider of tele-ICU (intensive care unit) services, recognized Florida Hospital Fish Memorial ICU nurse manager Kerry Putegnant with the 2017 I SEE YOU CARE award.
Advanced ICU Care is Florida Hospital Fish Memorial’s partner in providing high-acuity telemedicine services in the ICU, and this award recognizes the collaboration between bedside care providers in the hospital and Advanced ICU Care’s remote critical care teams.
There were four categories of recognition – hospital, administrator, doctor, and nurse – and Putegnant was one of only eight award recipients, selected from more than 65 hospitals across the nation.
Putegnant was recognized in a ceremony at Florida Hospital Fish Memorial on May 11 and was also honored with a donation in her name to the Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Foundation.
“We are so proud of Kerry and thrilled that Advanced ICU Care has recognized her for the excellent care she provides in the ICU, as well as her skilled leadership as ICU nurse manager,” said Rob Deininger, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO. “This award recognizes the teamwork and collaboration between our staff here in the hospital and the remote tele-ICU staff. It is this collaboration that is critical to caring for patients in the continuous care environment of an ICU.”
“I am truly humbled by this honor,” said Putegnant. “Every day in the ICU, we strive to provide our patients with the very best care. To be one of eight recipients in the nation, it gives our team a sense of validation to the care we provide around the clock in the ICU.”
About Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Florida Hospital Fish Memorial is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 licensed beds in nine states, serving more than 5 million patients annually. With a mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial has 175-beds and is one of the seven Florida Hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region. As the largest hospital system in the area, the Florida Hospital Central Florida Division - North Region has 1,192 beds and more than 7,800 employees. For more information about Florida Hospital Fish Memorial, visit www.FHFishMemorial.org.
Kerry Putegnant, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial intensive care unit (ICU) nurse manager, received the 2017 I SEE YOU CARE award from Advanced ICU Care®, the nation’s largest provider of tele-ICU. From left to right: Florida Hospital Fish Memorial CEO Rob Deininger, Putegnat, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial chief nursing officer Jennifer Shull, Florida Hospital Fish Memorial director inpatient services Mary Alford, Lisa Stephens of Advanced ICU Care, and Jean Turcotte, Adventist Health System director of tele-ICU services.