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Hill-Rom Innovative Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface Receives Gold Medical Device Excellence Award
Date:6/11/2009

BATESVILLE, Ind., June 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) has received a Gold 2009 Medical Device Excellence Award for the Envision(R) E700 Wound Surface. The award recognizes excellence in medical device engineering and design. This is the third consecutive year that a Hill-Rom(R) product has been recognized with this award.

The Envision E700 Wound Surface is a therapy system that not only reduces shear, friction and pressure, but also helps keep a patient cool, dry and mobile. Designed specifically to address the needs of patients who are at risk for skin break down, the Envision E700 Wound Surface is innovative in its design and offers features that help the care giving staff address patient needs.

"The Envision specialty surface incorporates sensing and weight-based pressure redistribution technology," explained Jeff Kao, president of Hill-Rom's North America Acute Care division. "It brings together advanced technology in a new way to create a surface that is therapeutic and offers patient comfort. The innovation in this surface demonstrates Hill-Rom's core commitment to enhancing outcomes for patients and their caregivers."

The Envision E700 Wound Surface has multiple layers of 3-D fabric (crush resistant channels) encased in a shear liner that shifts along with the patient, minimizing shear and friction during patient movement. It is combined with a unique algorithm that automatically adjusts the seat and back to reduce shear and friction when the head of the bed is raised. Microclimate management is accomplished through a unique approach that delivers low air loss through multiple layers of breathable, 3-D fabric with crush resistant channels increasing air circulation and flow beneath the patient. In turn, the high moisture vapor permeable, stain resistant cover improves the ability to man
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