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Hill-Rom Introduces New Wound Therapy Surface With Innovative Safety and Treatment Features
Date:10/11/2007

New surface addresses key factors in the prevention and treatment of

pressure ulcers to enhance patient safety and comfort

BATESVILLE, Ind., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HB) today announced its Hill-Rom subsidiary has introduced a revolutionary new hospital bed surface that can enhance care for patients with pressure ulcers. The Hill-Rom(R) E700 Wound Surface (a low air loss therapy surface) also offers new levels of flexibility for use within health care facilities. Unlike traditional mattress replacement systems, this surface easily converts to fit multiple bed frames, including Hill-Rom frames and a variety of other frames.

"We at Hill-Rom are focused on innovation that enhances outcomes for patients and their caregivers," said Peter Soderberg, president and CEO of Hillenbrand Industries and Hill-Rom. "This new therapy surface should enhance patient safety and represents the next generation of technology in wound care surfaces, offering the latest technological advancements in pressure ulcer treatment."

Caregivers are at the frontline in understanding the importance of preventing and treating pressure ulcers. They also understand the need for comfort. "Our goal is to prevent pressure ulcers and to create a safe environment," said Janice Thomas, RN, director of the Wound Care Clinic at Gaston Memorial Hospital in Gastonia, NC. "However, what's really different is that our patients find it so comfortable and that's important, too. This bed offers pressure reduction and, equally important to us, is comfortable for our patients."

Melissa Fitzpatrick, RN, MSN, FAAN, vice president and chief clinical officer for Hill-Rom, agrees and adds, "Not o
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