The MaineHealth VitalNetwork
Added care for critically-ill patients
Our critical care staff wants to provide the very best care to your loved one or friend. We have some important help in making sure our patients are under constant care.
The MaineHealth VitalNetwork is a computerized system that tracks vital signs and other information about our patients. The experts at the command center are on duty 24 hours a day. The system can warn the staff about slight changes in the patient’s condition. Staff at the center can even talk to our staff through a video connection.
The MaineHealth VitalNetwork command center is staffed by physicians and nurses. They have special training in critical care. They also have computer access to the latest medical knowledge.
This system is important, but it does not take the place of personal care. It is added care that helps the bedside staff care for a patient.
The MaineHealth VitalNetwork: an added level of care for our critical care patients. This system is available at MaineHealth member, affiliate and partnering hospitals. Pen Bay Healthcare joined MaineHealth in January 2008. Read press release.
MaineHealth is a family of leading, high-quality providers dedicated to ensuring their communities are the healthiest in America. Member organizations include Maine Medical Center, Miles Memorial Hospital, St. Andrews Hospital, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Spring Harbor Hospital, HomeHealth Visiting Nurses, Nordx, Synernet, and Maine Physician Hospital Organization. Strategic Affiliates of MaineHealth include MaineGeneral Medical Center, Mid Coast Hospital, Southern Maine Medical Center, St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, and PenBay Healthcare.
Only people involved in the patient’s care can see the patient’s information.
- This means better care
Fewer complications, better survival rates.
- What's monitored
Information is relayed to the command center by high-speed, secure phone lines.