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Allen Technologies, Inc. Announces Vigo Interactive Communication and Education System Agreement with Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, California
Date:1/12/2009

Allen Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of interactive communication and education patient television systems, announced today that Saint John's Health Center has finalized a contractual agreement to deploy Vigo for its 255-bed facility in Santa Monica, California.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) January 12, 2009 -- Allen Technologies, Inc., the leading provider of interactive communication and education patient television systems, announced today that Saint John's Health Center has finalized a contractual agreement to deploy Vigo for its 255-bed facility in Santa Monica, California. Saint John's selected Allen Technologies to continue its tradition of providing outstanding personal care as one of the premier community hospitals in the nation.

A member of the nine-hospital Sisters of Charity Leavenworth Health System, Saint John's Health Center will implement Allen Technologies' Vigo Interactive Patient Communication System and its comprehensive suite of applications as a nucleus for their quality of care, patient safety, and patient satisfaction initiatives.

Saint John's will use Allen Technologies' Vigo system to transform its hospital TVs into an interactive communication and education system that improves quality of care, patient satisfaction and patient safety performance. The cutting-edge technology is the latest use of advanced technology in Saint John's

"We see our investment in Vigo as a way to better meet the needs of our patients and staff," said Lou Lazatin, Chief Executive Officer of Saint John's Health Center. "The system is our latest use of leading-edge technology as we continue to expand our state-of -the art campus. Ensuring our patients are comfortable, educated on their condition and satisfied with their care while at Saint John's is central to providing breakthrough healthcare."

"Saint John's Health Center has developed a national reputation as an exceptional place for health and healing," said Gary Cowsert, President and CEO of Allen Technologies. "We are honored to have been selected by Saint John's as its Interactive Patient Care System of choice. Our Vigo system is a perfect fit for Saint John's mission of bringing the most advanced patient care available in a compassionate, healing environment."

About Saint John's Health Center
Since its founding in 1942 by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Saint John's Health Center has been providing the patients and families of Santa Monica, West Los Angeles and ocean communities with compassionate, advanced medical care. Saint John's provides a spectrum of treatment and diagnostic services with distinguished areas of excellence in cancer care, cardiac care, orthopedics, women's health and specialized programs such as the internationally acclaimed John Wayne Cancer Institute. Saint John's Health Center is dedicated to bringing to the community the most innovative advances in medicine and technology.

About Allen Technologies, Inc.
Allen Technologies' Vigo Interactive Patient Communication System transforms hospital TVs into an interactive communication and education system that improves quality of care, patient satisfaction, and patient safety performance. Founded in 1977, Allen Technologies has been pioneering interactive network solutions exclusively for hospitals since 1982. Today, Allen Technologies systems touch over 50,000 patients daily. You may learn more about Allen Technologies at www.allentek.com.

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