IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antelope Valley Hospital and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today jointly announce the hospital's conversion to Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology—enabling advanced noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities that offer immediate, pain-free clinical data and physiological information. The hospital-wide conversion equips Antelope Valley's only full-service hospital with the most technologically and clinically-advanced oximetry and noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available—making patient monitoring both pain-less and cost-effective.
"Converting to Masimo rainbow® SET enables Antelope Valley Hospital to provide a higher level of monitoring care that is pain-free and less invasive than traditional capabilities," stated Edward Mirzabegian, CEO of Antelope Valley Hospital. "This new technology allows us to continuously track key blood, fluid, and respiration parameters without using invasive techniques to collect blood. It's like an invisible lifeline that provides our clinicians with immediate, real-time access to advanced clinical intelligence and continuous physiological measurements that were not available 10 years ago. And, because this technology is completely noninvasive, the cost-of-care is reduced to both the hospital and patient—enabling us to deliver an exceptional level of care and safety to our patients cost-effectively."
Masimo rainbow® SET Pulse CO-Oximetry is a breakthrough technology platform that allows hospitals to noninvasively measure and continuously monitor blood constituents and physiological parameters that previously required invasive procedures—including: total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC&
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