CMH adding Critical Care intensivist services

Use of robot facilitates OHSU collaboration

CMH is adding Critical Care intensivist services to the team of staff who provides care to patients in our Critical Care department. 

Dr. Annie Durrani

Hospitalist Dr. Annie Durrani and the Tele-ICU robot that helps provide Critical Care intensivist services to patients at CMH in Astoria.

During a patient’s stay, a CMH hospitalist will collaborate with an intensive care specialist, or intensivist, located at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland to ensure they are receiving the highest level of intensive care services we can provide locally.

While in Critical Care, the hospitalist may use a rolling robot to allow the OHSU physician to see and hear patients, as well as participate in care at the bedside. The CMH hospitalist and nursing staff can contact the OHSU provider as needed for consultation on patients’ care.

Did you know?

A hospitalist is a physician trained to care for patients admitted exclusively to a hospital.

An intensivist is a physician who specializes in the care of critically ill patients. 

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