What is an intensivist?
Intensivists are physicians who are board-certified to practice critical care medicine. They may also be physicians trained as emergency physicians, pulmonologists or anesthesiologists.
Around-the-Clock Care When You Need It Most
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center is the first hospital in New Mexico to bring life-saving advanced ICU services to seriously ill patients. Our Intensive Care Unit (ICU) combines the latest technology with skilled physicians and nurses, who are both at the hospital and working remotely, to help you heal as quickly and safely as possible.
The Rust Medical Center ICU will have a team of 6 intensivists and 12 nurses to provide around-the-clock care. In addition, we have partnered with Advanced ICU Care®, a company that provides board certified intensivists and critical care nurses based in St. Louis, who collaborate with our team to provide an extra layer of care.
Advanced ICU Care clinicians have real-time access to key patient information such as vital signs, physiologic data, medications and lab results. Sophisticated, real-time video feeds and communication tools connect Advanced ICU Care intensivists with patients, families and staff at Presbyterian’s Rust Medical Center. Together we can identify patient-care issues before they become problems, and that helps to give you and your family peace of mind.
Our on-site nurses are devoted to spending quality time caring for you and your family members. When our on-site physicians are not present, they know that their patients are being cared for by experienced critical care physicians and nurses. “Partnering with Advanced ICU Care offers a great opportunity to enhance the care that we can give to patients at the Rust Medical Center,” said Dr. Eric Magana, Presbyterian ICU doctor.
Advanced ICU Care collaborates with hospitals around the country. Having this extra set of eyes, ears, and resources helps our patients heal faster so that they can go home sooner, and helps increase the survival rate of our most seriously ill patients.
“The Advanced ICU Care program will bring 24/7 critical care expertise directly to our patients, along with evidence-based practices, to augment the high-quality care our physicians provide,” says Clay Holderman, administrator of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center. “This is yet another example of how we will deliver the highest standards in patient care and safety with our new, 21stcentury hospital.”
Presbyterian Rust Medical Center is Rio Rancho’s first full-service hospital, and is part of the Presbyterian Healthcare Services family. Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve.