Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Pathways Home Health & Hospice Use VGo Robot to Monitor Patients

Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center and Pathways Home Health & Hospice recently installed the VGo robotic two-way communication technology to expand the reach of care for hospice patients.

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Left to right backrow (Dr. Ellen Brown, Medical Director, Pathways; Marc Argabright, Executive Director, Grant Cuesta; John Young, Director Business Development & Sales, Pathways; Brad Miller, IT Director, Pathways; Dr. Stephen Nichols, Facility Medical Director.

Left to right back row (Dr. Ellen Brown, Medical Director, Pathways; Marc Argabright, Executive Director, Grant Cuesta; John Young, Director Business Development & Sales, Pathways; Brad Miller, It Director, Pathways; Dr. Stephen Nichols, Facility Medical Director, Grant Cuesta.) Left to right front row (Dinna Gonzales, Director of Rehabilitation, Grant Cuesta; Heidi Stone, Area Director, Sales and Marketing Grant Cuesta; VGo Telepresence Robot; Jackie Chan, Director of Nursing Services, Grant Cuesta.)

Pathways is very enthusiastic about partnering with Grant Cuesta on the use of the VGo robot at their facility.

Sunnyvale, California (PRWEB) October 23, 2013

Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center and Pathways Home Health & Hospice recently installed the VGo robotic two-way communication technology to expand the reach of care for hospice patients. Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Pathways Hospice work closely to care for shared patients living at Grant Cuesta. If a patient’s health status changes, often a consultation with a hospice doctor is needed. The VGo robotic two-way telepresence, driven remotely by a Pathways Hospice doctor via computer, enables the facility’s staff to have an instant, real-time consultation.

El Camino Hospital was instrumental in assisting Pathways Home Health & Hospice and Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center with the acquisition and initial operation of the VGo robot. The VGo robotic technology has been in use at El Camino Hospital for over a year. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is an affiliate of El Camino Hospital and Grant Cuesta is a member of the Covenant Care Nursing Facilities family.

Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute provides comprehensive rehabilitation and nursing care for patients with complex medical needs,” said Heidi Stone, Area Marketing Manager, Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center. “The VGo telepresence robot is yet another way for us to monitor and provide timely care for the hospice patients we share with Pathways Home Health & Hospice.”

Pathways is very enthusiastic about partnering with Grant Cuesta on the use of the VGo robot at their facility,” said Georgia Rock, COO, Pathways Home Health & Hospice. “The VGo technology works as a two-way camera, and will allow our doctors to consult with the nursing staff at Grant Cuesta immediately.”

About Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute & Rehabilitation Center
Grant Cuesta Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center provides high quality nursing and therapy care to promote a superior level of rehabilitation for their residents. In addition to skilled Nursing services 24 hours a day, they are rehabilitation specialists, offering physical therapy, speech and occupational therapy up to 7 days a week. Their goal is to help individuals achieve their highest possible functioning level and to assist them in returning home whenever practical.

About Pathways Home Health & Hospice
Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a non-profit, community-based organization with more than 36 years of assisting Bay Area families. Pathways was founded in 1977 by a group of Stanford physicians and community members who saw the need for professional care at home. That first year, Pathways served 12 patients. Pathways now serves over 5,000 families a year in San Francisco, Alameda, Santa Clara, San Mateo and Contra Costa Counties.

Affiliated with El Camino and Sequoia Hospitals since 1986, Pathways Home Health & Hospice is accredited by The Joint Commission, and is a member of the Visiting Nurse Association of America, California Hospice & Palliative Care Association, and the California Association of Health Services at Home. Pathways Home Health & Hospice is a designated 2012 HomeCare Elite Agency for Quality Care.