Providence Hospital Expanding Electronic ICU

Providence hospital in Anchorage is expanding a system that’s helping nurses and doctors deliver better care to critically ill patients. It’s called the Electronic Intensive Care Unit, or eICU. It adds an extra layer of care for patients in the Anchorage ICU. And even allows staff in Anchorage to help treat patients in rural hospitals around the state and the Pacific Northwest.

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Annie Feidt is the Editor and Producer of Alaska News Nightly, and is also a frequent contributor to the show. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace.

Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49thstate just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon.

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