(Cleveland) - MetroHealth has received a grant of over $914,000 from the Federal Communications commission to purchase 300 remote patient monitoring kits, allowing MetroHealth to expand its Hospital at Home Program.
Hospital at Home allows patients to recover at home under the supervision of a MetroHealth medical team, with the caregivers able to monitor the patient's condition remotely.
MetroHealth says the equipment is very important, as it allows them to care for COVID-19 patients and high-risk non-COVID-19 patients in the patient's home.
"We are grateful to the FCC for its support of MetroHealth and the Hospital at Home program, which we believe is the future of medicine,” said MetroHealth President and CEO Akram Boutros, MD. “This will allow us to greatly expand the program that we recently implemented to provide great care to our patients in the comfort of their own homes.”
MetroHealth says they have been working on the Hospital at Home program for years, but the COVID-19 pandemic put a new emphasis on the program.
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