Van Buren County Hospital expands services with UI Health Care Virtual Hospitalist Service

Van Buren County Hospital (VBCH) has partnered with University of Iowa Health Care to launch the Virtual Hospitalist Service. The service provides access to hospitalists at UI Hospitals and Clinics via a secure telemedicine connection between both hospitals. The program aims to support local providers, enhance inpatient care, and keep patients in their local hospital.

VBCH providers and nurses in Keosauqua collaborate with a UI hospitalist—a physician focused on inpatient care—in Iowa City through secure video conferencing and a shared electronic health record. Together, the team provides specialty care for patients in the emergency department and inpatient units at VBCH, through twice-daily virtual rounding and virtual consults.

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