HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) - This afternoon, Guthrie unveiled a state-of-the-art, care delivery system.

The Guthrie Pulse Center, located within the Big Flats Specialty and Rehabilitation Services building, is a first-of-its-kind in the region. It incorporates the use of a virtual care team to support the bedside nurses and providers.

It includes in room computers and high quality video cameras.

Guthrie says the initiative puts the hospital in a position to better meet patients' future needs as healthcare delivery models evolve.

"It is the latest technology that we have put together in one place, says Edmund Sabanegh, Guthrie President & CEO. "We're the only system in the region that is doing this, and we were just recognized nationally for this innovation as a kind of example for the rest of the country."

Guthrie says some things patients may experience with the enhanced care include shorter hospital stays, improved patient results, and improved patient satisfaction.