Intensive & Critical Care in Austin

Enhanced Critical Care is an electronic intensive care unit designed to improve care and shorten hospital stays. Critically ill patients are monitored bedside by local physicians and nurses and remotely by specially trained critical care physicians and nurses at Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

Patient information, including vital signs, test results and imaging exams, is sent to an operations center via in-room computers, high quality video cameras and audio monitors. There, a team of physicians and nurses continuously reviews the information and alerts local staff if a problem is detected. Two-way televisions and video cameras allow operations center staff to communicate with local staff, patients and their families.

Local physicians and nurses continue to care for patients as they always have. A local physician directs each patient's care.

Benefits of Enhanced Critical Care include early detection and treatment of problems, shorter hospital stays, improved patient results and reduced cost of care. The service is provided at no additional cost to patients.

Speak with any staff member if you have questions or concerns about Enhanced Critical Care.

View the Enhanced Critical Care brochure.



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Awani Deshmukh, M.D.
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)
Francis Owusu, APRN, C.N.P.
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)
Sarah Gerard, APRN
Hospital Medicine, Intensive Care (Critical Care)

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