Patients now have the option of using Vapotherm at the Putnam County Hospital.
Patients now have the option of using Vapotherm at the Putnam County Hospital.
Putnam County Hospital serves a population of 36,000 people, with a high incidence of COPD and emphysema. With limited tools to treat respiratory distress, a significant number of patients were being elevated to the ICU and transferred to tertiary facilities.
Vapotherm was a transformative solution for treating respiratory distress. For patients, Vapotherm offered comfortable, local treatment. For the hospital, Vapotherm retained in-patient populations at a lower capital investment.
"Patients seem to have a better sense of satisfaction with that technology as opposed to the other modalities . . . Those are the types of things that drive volume and those are the types of things that keep patients local," said Dennis Weatherford, CEO, Putnam County Hospital.