RP-7 "Virtual Doctor" Makes it's Debut at Winthrop

Vol. 18, No. 2
Summer 2008

  • Compassionate, Cutting-Edge Care Provides Relief to 89-Year-Old Patient

  • Winthrop Elects Three New Members to Board of Directors

  • Two Winthrop-University Hospital Physicians Top New York State Lists for Cardiac Care

  • Phyllis & Nathan J. Mistretta Emergency Diagnostic Imaging Center Dedicated at Winthrop

  • RP-7 "Virtual Doctor" Makes it's Debut at Winthrop

  • Congratulations, Top Docs!

  • A Vibrant Research Program at Winthrop

  • Pediatric Bowel Management Program Addresses Unique Needs of Children

  • International Exchange Program Tours Winthrop

  • 23rd Annual Golf Tournament Raises a Record $430,000 for Emergency Services at Winthrop

  • 11th Annual Opera Night Raises $75,000 for Child Life

  • Charlie's Champions Foundation Shows Continued Support for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Community Members Say Yes to Good Health

  • Senator Schumer Hosts Press Conference at Diabetes Education Center

  • 2nd Annual Black & White Ball Raises $300,000 for Cancer Center for Kids

  • Michael Magro Foundation Supports CCFK's School Re-entry Program

  • Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation Helps Make Wishes Come True

  • Winthrop Receives "Found Money"

  • The Miracle Foundation Makes Third Gift of $50,000 to Cancer Center for Kids

  • Swim Laps Go a Long Way in Support of Pediatrics

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    An innovative Remote Presence (RP)-7 Robot, designed by Intouch Health, has been helping to provide additional 'round-the-clock monitoring to patients in Winthrop's Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU).

    John McNelis, MD, Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital, (pictured with the robot) has been using this modern technology to assist in providing real-time consultations with patients, their family members, and staff even when he cannot be present on the Unit.

    Under the direct remote control of Dr. McNelis through a wireless laptop computer, the robot, equipped with the latest virtual technology including a camera with two-way audio and omni-directional mobility, assists with patient care by enabling the physician to move about the floor, interact with patients, observe vital sign monitors, and consult with staff while off-site to ensure accessible and attentive care for Winthrop's SICU patients.

    "The state-of-the-art RP-7 robot is just another example of Winthrop's ongoing commitment to providing worldclass patient care," said Dr. McNelis.

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