IRVINE, Calif., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, announced the completion of CHN's system-wide implementation of Masimo SET pulse oximetry. Building on a four-year history of superior Masimo SET performance in other areas of its network, CHN expanded the adoption of Masimo SET pulse oximetry technology to virtually every site -- making Masimo SET CHN's standard of care for precise, continuous SpO2 monitoring.
"The decision to convert our entire network to Masimo SET technology was an easy one," said Steve Erdosy, M.D., BioMed Clinical Engineer at Community Health Network. "The superior clinical performance we experienced with Masimo SET pulse oximetry in The Indiana Heart Hospital, which converted in 2003, prompted the need to have this advanced technology available in all our sites."
Ranked among the top 20 integrated health care networks in the nation, Community Health Network has more than 70 sites of care throughout central Indiana. This includes Community Hospitals East, North and South in Indianapolis and Community Hospital Anderson; The Indiana Heart Hospital, a dedicated heart hospital; Indiana Surgery Centers; Community Physicians of Indiana; Community Home Health Services; MedCheck urgent care centers; occupational health services; nursing homes; and other health care facilities. In 2006, CHN was recognized as a Performance Improvement Leader by Thomson Healthcare and, since 2001, has had fewer adverse patient safety events and discharged patients almost a day earlier.
In reaffirming the decision to convert system-wide to Masimo SET oximetry, Jan Nellinger, New Technology Analyst at Community Health Network, cited Masimo's seamless conversion as an added benefit: "The conversion was pretty invisible internally, except that the addition of the new Masimo SET pulse oximeters was a big hit with our clinical staff."
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