New Technology from the Mayo Clinic Provides Hospital-Level Care from Patients’ Homes
New technology from Mayo Clinic is allowing doctors and nurses at a command center to provide hospital-level care to patients from the comfort of their own homes. Dr. Pippa Shulman, who helped design the program, explains how consumers could pay less for care with this type of program. NBC’s Vicky Nguyen reports for Weekend TODAY.
ChristianaCare Brings Hospital Care to Patients in the Comfort of Their Homes
As he arrived at ChristianaCare’s Emergency Department because of diabetes complications that were causing excruciating pain in his left foot, Edwin Bryson Sr., 71, of Wilmington, Delaware, had resigned himself to what seemed inevitable—he was going to need hospitalization. But he was surprised when his care team offered him the chance to get the hospital care he needed in the place he likes best—his own apartment.
New Mayo Clinic Option Gives Patient Comforts of Home while Recovering from Surgery
Jim Nemecek was feeling fine last autumn. He had healed well from a 2020 spine surgery at Mayo Clinic called a diskectomy, and the active 69-year-old from the Atlanta area was doing what he loves best: playing tennis. Learn how his recovery was made easier with Mayo Clinic’s new program.
Bone Marrow Transplant Recipient Recovers in the Comfort of Her Home
When Veronica Ciudad-Real was diagnosed with multiple myeloma — a blood cancer she had never heard of — in early 2021, the single mother had more questions than answers. At 40, she was younger than most patients diagnosed with the disease. Then she learned that the treatment she needed most was unavailable in her home country of El Salvador. Amid a pandemic, Veronica would have to leave her home and her 14-year-old daughter to receive a life-saving bone marrow transplant. Thanks to the Mayo Clinic’s Advanced Care at Home program, she was the first recipient of bone marrow transplant to recover in the comfort of home.
Hip Revision Surgery Patient Recovers in the Comfort of His Home with the Advanced Care at Home Program
Robert Heintz of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, is no stranger to hospitals. Born with a congenital hip defect, he has had several hip surgeries over the years, beginning as a toddler. When Robert was scheduled for hip revision surgery at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in 2021, he was happy to learn he could complete his recovery at home with the Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Program.