Aspirus Iron River to offer hospital telehealth service

IRON RIVER — Aspirus Iron River Hospital is joining with iNDIGO Health Partners, a leading private hospital medicine group based in Traverse City, to provide telehealth hospitalist services for night coverage starting Aug. 8.

Working with onsite staff, iNDIGO telehealth providers will see patients remotely, using two-way video interactions during the overnight hours. They are specifically trained in delivery of care using telehealth technologies.

“We are excited to welcome iNDIGO Health Partners to our team” said Connie Koutouzos, CEO at Aspirus Iron River Hospital. “This modern telehealth program will offer advantages for our patients and the community by working closely with the hospital staff and providing around-the-clock medical management.”

Said Deborah Blashill, CEO at iNDIGO Health Partners,“We are committed to improving access to care for the hospital and their patients by utilizing this innovative technology.”

Aspirus is a non-profit health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout northern and central Wisconsin, as well as Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians.

Based in Traverse City, iNDIGO Health Partners provides post-acute and long-term care services in the Grand Traverse region, as well as hospitalist programs at Dickinson County Healthcare System, Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital, Munson Medical Center, Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital, Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, ProMedica Bixby and Herrick Hospitals, and Memorial Healthcare.