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Florida Hospital Heartland CMO Dr. Gonzalez Honored with 2017 “I SEE YOU CARE” Award

Dr. Jorge Gonzalez, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer at Florida Hospital Heartland was selected as a recipient of the 2017 “I SEE YOU CARE” Award presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services. The award recognizes outstanding collaboration between in-hospital care staff and Advanced ICU Care’s remote critical care team – a partnership that is vital to improving patient care and outcomes in the demanding intensive care unit (ICU) environment. Gonzalez is one of only 8 recipients across more than 65 hospitals in the United States to receive the award.
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive the “I SEE YOU CARE” award. Working hand-in-hand with Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams enables Florida Hospital Heartland to better care for our most acute, critically ill patients,” said Dr. Gonzalez. “Knowing that our patients have constant, round-the-clock care available to them allows our in-hospital team to perform at our best and ultimately improve overall patient care.”
Gonzalez was recognized in a ceremony at Florida Hospital Sebring on March 29 and was also honored with a donation in his name to the Florida Hospital Foundation. Established in 2016, the “I SEE YOU CARE” award honors Advanced ICU Care tele-ICU partners for their efforts in caring for patients, collaborating across geography and leveraging telehealth to make a profound difference within their hospital. Recognition is given in four categories: hospital, administrator, physician, and nurse.
“It is our privilege to honor Dr. Gonzalez for his steadfast commitment to advancing critical care through telemedicine,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “His commitment to patient care and our partnership reminds us of the great things we can accomplish together. We sincerely value our teamwork-centric partnership with Florida Hospital Heartland as we work to improve clinical outcomes and the patient and clinical staff experiences within the ICU.”