Ruth Cummings, RN at Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) was recently selected as a recipient of the 2018 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 vital to improving patient care and outcomes in the demanding intensive care unit (ICU) environment. Cummings was one of only eight individual recipients across more than 60 hospitals in the United States to receive the award.
'I am truly honored to receive the I See You Care Award. Working hand-in-hand with Advanced ICU Care's critical care teams enables CTMC to better care for our most critically ill patients,' said Cummings. 'Partnering to provide our patients with constant, round-the-clock care allows our in-hospital team to perform at our best and ultimately improve overall patient care.
''We are so proud of Ruth and excited that Advanced ICU Care has recognized her for the outstanding care she provides in the ICU,' said Anthony Stahl, CTMC president/CEO. 'Working collaboratively with Advanced ICU Care's critical care teams enables CTMC to better care for our most acute, critically ill patients.
'In recognizing Ruth Cummings, we recognize an individual whose commitment to patient-oriented and outcomes-based clinical collaboration benefits the patients, families, clinical teams and hospitals that we serve together,' said Lou Silverman, chairman and CEO of Advanced ICU Care. 'For the three years we have sponsored the I SEE YOU CARE Awards, it has been an honor and a privilege for me to hear the stories of extraordinary ICU clinical care vision and patient dedication that is a common denominator for all of those recognized. The 2018 class continues this tradition.'