CHICAGO — Susan Simoncini, RN, BSN, Director of Intensive Care at Cape Regional Medical Center, has been honored with the 2017 I SEE YOU CARE Award presented by Advanced ICU Care, the nation’s leading provider of high-acuity telemedicine services. The award recognizes outstanding collaboration between in-hospital care staff and Advanced ICU Care’s remote critical care team – a partnership that is vital to improving patient care and outcomes in the demanding intensive care unit (ICU) environment. Ms. Simoncini was one of only eight recipients across more than 65 hospitals in the United States to receive the award.

“I am truly honored and humbled to receive the I SEE YOU CARE Award. Working hand-in-hand with Advanced ICU Care’s critical care teams enables Cape Regional Medical Center to better care for our most acute, critically ill patients,” said Simoncini. “Knowing that our patients have constant, round-the-clock care available to them allows our in-hospital team to perform at our best and ultimately improve overall patient care.”

Ms. Simoncini was recognized in a ceremony at Cape Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, March 28 and was also honored with a donation in Susan’s name to the Cape Regional Foundation. Established in 2016, the I SEE YOU CARE Award honors Advanced ICU Care tele-ICU partners for their efforts in caring for patients, collaborating across geography and leveraging telehealth to make a profound difference within their hospital. Recognition is given in four categories: hospital, administrator, physician and nurse.

“Sue has been a positive influence amongst the bedside nurses, encouraging communication establishing a positive working relationship with the AICU team, and insuring safe, quality patient care. Sue has been instrumental in the success of this program and the positive outcomes,” state Louise Baclasky, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Administrative Director of Critical Care and Dialysis.

“It is our privilege to honor Susan Simoncini for her steadfast commitment to advancing critical care through telemedicine,” said Lou Silverman, CEO of Advanced ICU Care. “Her commitment to patient care and our partnership reminds us of the great things we can accomplish together. We sincerely value our teamwork-centric partnership with Cape Regional Medical Center as we work to improve clinical outcomes and the patient and clinical staff experiences within the ICU.”