By Annette Pinder

The McGuire Group’s Garden Gate Health Care Facility in Cheektowaga (Garden Gate) is thrilled to announce that it is the first and only nursing facility in Western New York to offer 24/7 continuous monitoring of its cardiopulmonary residents with the Vios monitoring system. The highly sophisticated FDA-cleared wireless system includes a 7-lead ECG, and measures heart rate, oxygen levels, pulse rate, respiratory rate, and posture to help identify potential issues before they become a problem.

With a goal of supporting its staff as they work to manage medical care and reduce rehospitalizations, Murata Vios’ remote team of cardiac-trained technicians can monitor residents’ vital signs continuously, and alert the on-site care team in real time if there is a change in a someone’s condition.

“We’re pleased to be the first and only nursing facility in Western New York to offer this level of clinical sophistication with the Vios monitoring system,” stated Garden Gate’s Administrator Mark Dirlam. “This state-of-the-art equipment not only enhances our comprehensive rehabilitative services, but also provides peace of mind to our patients and their families.”

The Vios Monitoring System is designed to make post-acute continuous vital signs monitoring more accessible than traditional methods. It works on existing IT networks and Wi-Fi, rather than requiring separate infrastructure, and allows patients to be wirelessly monitored throughout a facility.

“Being able to quickly understand and react to changes in a resident’s condition is an essential part of patient safety and care,” said Drew Hardin, vice president of Murata Vios. “The Vios Monitoring System with remote monitoring services gives Garden Gate’s care teams a comprehensive view of their residents’ health, while eliminating the burden of monitoring oversight of their clinical staff. Residents and their families appreciate knowing that someone is vigilantly overseeing their well-being at all times.”

“Having the Vios system is empowering for clinicians because it provides quick access to information, which leads to better outcomes for our patients,” says Heidi Sinclair, Director of Subacute Care at Garden Gate Health Care Facility.

Garden Gate provides 24-hour skilled nursing care, subacute rehabilitation, Journeys palliative care and respite/short-term care. Garden Gate is continuously rated with five stars out of five by the federal government, which rates every nursing home in the country.

The McGuire Group is the only multi-facility provider in the state to have achieved this milestone at all of its facilities for nine out of nine years. Learn more at, or call 1-800-826-2013.