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TripleCare is in the process of introducing its virtual telemedicine-based services to additional Saber facilities throughout Virginia, which is expected to be completed by year-end 2017. This marks the Company’s entry into Virginia.
Leveraging the success of a relationship that dates back to 2014, TripleCare had been providing Saber SNFs with virtual telemedicine services in Pennsylvania, and will now expand to Virginia. The decision was made to introduce services to Saber facilities in Virginia, based on the results achieved throughout the Pennsylvania locations.
TripleCare’s virtual healthcare services employ telemedicine protocols at Saber Healthcare’s facilities during times when physicians are not on site, such as overnight, during the weekends and on holidays, typically when most hospital transfers from SNFs occur. The Company’s network of highly trained physicians perform virtual bedside visits, treating patients in place, using advanced technology, coupled with assistance from Saber’s experienced, on-site nurses. TripleCare’s virtual services make it possible for its physicians to differentiate Saber’s patients that can be treated in place at the local Saber facilities versus those that require a hospital transfer. TripleCare has established a proven track record across Saber facilities for aiding in the avoidance of unnecessary hospital transfers, enhancing patient care and comfort and ultimately, helping Saber realize significant cost savings at its SNFs.
Mary Jo Gorman, chief executive officer at TripleCare said, “We are so pleased that Saber has expanded their relationship with TripleCare, based on their satisfaction with our performance at other Saber facilities with which we have been working for the past several years. Our ability to help Saber manage and care for their patients on-site, rather than sending them to the hospital, is what led to the Virginia expansion, and a new state for TripleCare.” She added, “We look forward to continuing to demonstrate the advantages and cost benefits of working with us to Saber in this new, expanded capacity.”
“Since we forged our relationship with TripleCare three years ago, we have had the fortunate opportunity to reap the results telemedicine brings as well as benefit from the capabilities TripleCare affords our patients, said Michael Demagall, vice president of population health and business development at Saber Healthcare Group. He went on to say, “The patients and families we serve — along with the physicians with whom we work — are all now able to experience the advantages of that one-on-one bedside care, which was made possible by this relationship. As a result, we thought that seizing the chance to roll out TripleCare’s services in three additional SNFs made perfect sense for Saber and is an ideal way for us to better serve our patients, leverage our efficiencies and manage costs.”