LCHC Progresses to New Telemetry System

Lucas County Health Center (LCHC) has purchased a state-of-the-art Spacelabs Healthcare telemetry system for the Med/Surg, Emergency, Surgery, Special Care Unit,  and Same Day Surgery departments. The new system will create better communication between nurses, providers, and LCHC’s electronic medical record system.

“Spacelabs telemetry system gives our nurses more flexibility and will create a better experience for our patients,” said Jessica Goben, Med/Surg Manager.

Additional features include bedside qubes (pronounced like “cubes”) which allow nurses to monitor patients from other rooms. Physicians will also be able to log in to the system from their office to view information relevant to their patients’ health, giving them the ability to more frequently monitor hospitalized patients.

“This system will allow our providers to spend less time charting and more time focusing on patient care,” said Brian Sims, CEO. “Any upgrade we can make to give our providers more time to spend with their patients is a win.”

LCHC expects to go live with the new system on September 5th.

Lucas County Health Center is a critical access hospital serving Chariton and all of Lucas County.