SunCrest Healthcare to Install Home Telemonitoring Technology

Feb. 4, 2010


WHAT: SunCrest Healthcare, Inc., a leading regional provider of home health, private duty, companion care and therapy services based in Nashville, Tennessee has selected Philips to be their provider of telehealth monitors for their home care patients.

WHY: By offering Philips Telehealth services to remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases, SunCrest aims to improve patient outcomes, decrease the burden on local hospitals and give assurance to patients and their families that they are being monitored daily by a clinician.

“We selected Philips as a partner after a long evaluation process because of their innovative track record in healthcare, both in the acute setting and in home care. We believe that Philips will continue to bring forth technologies that will assist us in delivering the highest quality of care to our patients,” stated John W. Dant III, president and CEO, SunCrest Healthcare.

Home Telehealth has been proven to significantly reduce the number of hospitalizations for patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure, as well as unplanned visits to the Emergency Department¹. Through Philips Telehealth, telemonitoring equipment is installed in the patient’s home enabling patients, caregivers and nurses to daily monitor weight, blood pressure and other vital signs associated with chronic disease. In addition, the home care team is able to remotely conduct assessments and deliver educational material through the use of a home hub called the TeleStation.