Local hospital launches remote intensive care unit

MOUNT AUBURN, OH (FOX19) - A new local medical development could save lives.

Christ Hospital in Mount Auburn has launched the city's first remote intensive care unit.

Its called Critical Connections and is designed to provide crticially ill patients with more access to doctors.

"It's an extra set of eyes and software which monitors them on a 24 hour basis," said Dr. Berc Gawne with Christ Hospital.

Sponsors say the new ICU helps cut patient complications and death rates.