11 hospitals launching new virtual nursing programs

Here are 11 organizations launching or expanding virtual nursing programs since Feb. 14: 

This article was updated Oct. 27 with the latest virtual nursing program updates. 

  1. OSF HealthCare, based in Peoria, Ill., is testing virtual nursing in three medical-surgical units. The virtual nursing pilot is currently serving approximately 75 patients at OSF's facility, Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

  2. Nashville, Tenn.-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center said it plans to expand virtual nursing in the next six to 12 months. The academic medical center launched the technology from startup Care.ai over the summer.

  3. Milwaukee-based Children's Hospital of Wisconsin partnered with CareView Communications to launch virtual nursing and virtual sitting tools at its hospital.

  4. Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital started phasing in virtual nurses in October.

  5. Orlando (Fla.) Health launched AI-powered virtual nursing using ThinkAndor's virtual hospital platform.

  6. WellSpan, York, Pa., will use the tools from Artisight for remote patient monitoring and virtual nursing.

  7. Renton, Wash.-based Providence said it would be rolling out a new virtual nursing program across eight hospitals after a successful pilot at a Texas facility.

  8. Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare is launching a virtual nursing program at its Stafford (Va.) Hospital. 

  9. Chicago-based CommonSpirit Health has launched the first virtual nursing program in its system, at Saint Joseph Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

  10. Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based AdventHealth adding virtual nurses at its hospitals with the aim of reducing workloads for bedside nurses.

  11. Fredericksburg, Va.-based Mary Washington Healthcare is partnered with telehealth company Caregility to launch a virtual nursing program at its Stafford (Va.) Hospital.

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