BOISE, ID and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2013) - Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a 387-bed facility renowned for its use of pioneering technologies, and Masimo (
Patient SafetyNet combines the performance of Masimo SET® pulse oximetry with ventilation monitoring and wireless clinician notification. Patient SafetyNet provides an extra measure in patients' safety by noninvasively and continuously measuring and tracking changes in oxygenation that can signal a declining health status. When changes occur in the measured values, the system sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians -- prompting a response to the patient's bedside.
"We are glad to have this extra layer of safety for our patients," said Adrianne Presnell, nurse manager of the orthopedic unit at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. "It really benefits our more vulnerable patients, who could potentially suffer from respiratory depression."
Masimo SET® is trusted by clinicians to safely monitor more than 100 million patients each year and is used hospital-wide by eight of the top 10 hospitals on the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals Honor Roll (2013-2014). Compared to other pulse oximeters, during patient motion and low perfusion, Masimo SET® provides accurate measurements when other pulse oximeters cannot, dramatically reduces false alarms (increased specificity), and accurately detects true alarms (increased sensitivity)2,3 that can indicate a deteriorating patient. Most importantly, Masimo SET® pulse oximetry has been shown to improve patient outcomes by helping clinicians reduce retinopathy of prematurity (ROP)4 in neonates, screen newborns for critical congenital heart disease (CCHD),5,6 reduce ventilator weaning time and arterial blood gas measurements in the ICU,7 and save lives and costs while reducing rapid response activations and intensive care unit transfers on the general floor.3
"We are honored to partner with Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, a healthcare facility with a track record of adopting leading-edge technologies to help protect patients, improve outcomes, and reduce costs," said Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo.
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About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center
Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region's only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health. For information about Saint Alphonsus, visit www.saintalphonsus.org.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions that all patients at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center will be cared for using the most technologically and clinically-advanced noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available; risks related to our belief that Masimo Patient SafetyNet can help keep patients safer by noninvasively, continuously measuring and tracking their underlying physiological condition to help hospitals avoid preventable patient deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events, risks related to our assumptions of the repeatability of clinical results obtained, and risks related to the system's ability to significantly decrease traumatic critical events and costly ICU transfers to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs; risks related to our belief that Masimo SET virtually eliminates false alarms and increases a clinician's ability to detect life-threatening events; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.
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