Services

Technology at home

The Medically Home® care platform tracks vital signs, including blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature and oxygen saturation levels.

Emergency response

A patient or a patient’s family can reach the care team anytime day or night by simply pushing an emergency button. Your care team will review with you when it is appropriate to call and when it is appropriate to dial 9-1-1.

Intravenous therapy (IV)

Intravenous therapy is a medical technique that delivers liquid directly into a person’s vein. The intravenous route of administration is commonly used for administering medication or rehydration solutions or to provide nutrition to those who cannot consume food or water by mouth.

Laboratory services

When you have a health concern, reliable laboratory tests can help you and your physician make the best possible treatment decisions. While in our virtual hospital, we may conduct lab draws. Those samples are then analyzed in a laboratory with advanced instruments that enable rapid and accurate analysis of clinical and pathology tests. Our laboratory services are fullyaccredited by The Joint Commission.

EKGs

An EKG, also called an ECG or electrocardiogram, is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heartbeat, according to the American Heart Association. With each beat, an electrical impulse (or wave) travels through the heart. This wave causes the muscle to squeeze and pump blood from the heart. A normal heartbeat on ECG will show the timing of the top and lower chambers. This test can help a doctor determine how long the electrical wave takes to pass through the heart to determine if the electrical activity is normal or slow, fast or irregular, or if parts of the heart are too large or are overworked.

Medical imaging

Diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays and ultrasounds can be conducted in your home and may be needed, depending on your condition.

Vitals monitoring

Vital signs are measurements of the body’s most basic functions. The four main vital signs routinely monitored include body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate and blood pressure. Vital signs are useful in detecting or monitoring medical problems. With Adventist Health Hospital@Home, vital signs are measured and digitally transmitted to your care team in real time.

Interpreter services

Communication is essential, especially when learning about your own health. If you require an interpreter, please ask your nurse and they will make arrangements for an interpreter.

MyAdventistHealth patient portal

MyAdventistHealth provides you with access to your personal health information through a mobile app, as well as online. With MyAdventistHealth you can:

  • View new test results
  • Send secure messages
  • Read care provider notes
  • Receive account alerts via email
  • Keep a current medication list

To enroll in MyAdventistHealth, ask your provider to send you an email invitation. To self-enroll, use the email or telephone number we have on file, or your Adventist Health medical record number (MRN) found on your discharge summary or other paperwork from a recent visit. Follow our detailed instructions to self-enroll.


Hear From Our Patients

  • COVID-19 patient welcomes care through Adventist Health Hospital@Home

    Terri Miller

    When Terri Miller took a COVID-19 test in order to travel to Maui, she got the surprise of her life. She tested positive, despite having no symptoms.

    Convinced the result must be a false positive, she took another test. It too said she was positive.

    Terri was unvaccinated, as was her husband, David. “David and I had chosen not to get vaccinated, for a variety of different reasons,” she explains.

    Soon, the disease symptoms showed up: chills, fever, cough and body aches. Six days after her positive test, Terri was sick enough to have a telemedicine visit with a doctor. The doctor prescribed steroids, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs and antivirals. The treatment provided relief, and in two days she felt much better.

    But the relief was short-lived. Struggling to breathe two days later, Terri went to the emergency room and was admitted to the hospital at Adventist Health Portland. “It’s a very isolated place to be in the hospital with COVID,” Terri says. Though she appreciated the “phenomenal” care she received, she found it difficult to be alone in a small hospital room, especially when she felt ill and afraid.

    To Terri’s relief, the hospital had another option: Adventist Health Hospital@Home. Through this program, she could benefit from the latest hospital technology and real-time monitoring from the comfort of home. Adventist Health offers the service in the Portland area and in five California communities, working with partner Medically Home, which supports home-based hospital care across the United States.

    Terri’s Adventist Health team set up a temporary virtual hospital unit for her, and two providers visited her every day to do blood draws and take X-rays. She had meals delivered, and a telemedicine provider was available on demand.

    Terri said she enjoyed having more space and having her husband with her.

    “I am thankful that I ended up in the Adventist Health system,” Terri says. “They are on the forefront of medical awareness for COVID, and there are not enough exclamation points for me to express the caring compassionate educational supportive team that is building this program.”

    Terri spent about two weeks in the program supported by oxygen therapy as her lungs healed. She continues to pray that no new symptoms appear and that she recovers completely.

    Given a second chance, Terri says she would do some things differently. “In reality, I probably would have chanced taking a vaccination, as I am now aware that the variants are going to continue to spread in the hosts that are not vaccinated,” she says. “And I would have entered the hospital earlier.”

    For today, it’s enough to watch the progression of her lung capacity and hope the effects of COVID-19 are temporary. Her advice to others is simple: “Be safe. Be well.”

    Terri Miller