Doctors Hospital of Manteca Launches ICU Intensivist Program

Sep 1, 2022
Manteca, Calif. – Sept. 1, 2022 – To meet the growing need for critical care services available close to home, Doctors Hospital of Manteca has launched an ICU Intensivist Program.

Effective Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, intensivists will provide 24/7 comprehensive care to the hospital’s critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Intensivists are physicians who are board-certified in critical care medicine.

Historically, Doctors Hospital of Manteca’s ICU has been covered by hospitalists with consultations provided by community pulmonologists. The hospital is now teaming up with its sister hospitals, Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock, to utilize the same group of intensivists to provide a continuum of care across all three hospitals. There will be five intensivists providing critical care coverage at Doctors Hospital of Manteca, in close collaboration with the hospital’s hospitalists.

“This program allows our hospital to care for critically ill patients in their own community,” said Eleze Armstrong, CEO of Doctors Hospital of Manteca. “Oftentimes, small community hospitals are forced to transfer their highest acuity patients to larger hospitals outside of the community, placing additional stress on patients and their families during an already stressful time. Our patients can rest assured they are getting the highest-quality and most knowledgeable care right here in Manteca.”

Some of the benefits associated with having a dedicated intensivist program may include increased survival rates, reduced morbidity, reduced ICU length of stay, fewer clinical/procedural complications, improved patient and staff satisfaction, and a higher focus on patient safety.

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