Adventist Health has announced a plan to supplement care capacity by using virtual technology to safely treat hundreds of additional patients in their homes due to COVID-19.
The first virtual hospital, Adventist Health's "Hospital at Home" will begin admitting patients Monday.
Officials said this new model also holds the promise of long-term improvements for patients and their care since the virtual model will re-shape the way acute care is delivered to the system's communities.
According to the Adventist Health website, "The Adventist Health Hospital@Home program provides high-quality hospital-level, patient-centered care in the comfort of your own home and your own bed. Your care team consists of physicians and registered nurses and may include other health professionals who work together to treat you and monitor your health. The length of your stay is determined by your care team depending on your care goals and wellness."
Adventist Health said "hospital at home" will provide 150 beds.