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Gary and Mary West Foundation Commits $45 Million to Create Wireless Health Institute
Date:3/30/2009

dented way," said Dr. Topol. "Not only does this fit the optimal models of individualized and consumer-driven health care, but there is tremendous potential to upgrade quality of care, reduce the cost burden and shift away from reactive to preventive medicine."

Jones and the Institute's engineering team will lead the integration of wireless technology with the clinical research activity.

"The Institute will enable inventors, medical device makers and others to hatch, nurture and refine their ideas for wireless health solutions," said Jones. "We believe the launch of the West Wireless Health Institute will lead to levels of care never before seen in the delivery of healthcare."

The Board of Directors has launched a global search for a chief executive officer to lead the Institute. For more information on the West Wireless Health Institute, please visit www.westwirelesshealth.com.

ABOUT THE WEST WIRELESS HEALTH INSTITUTE

The West Wireless Health Institute is one of the first medical research organizations in the world supporting the exploration and application of wireless technologies to advance human health and well-being. Along with Scripps Health and Qualcomm, the Institute is fostering an unprecedented convergence of science, medicine, engineering and technology to change the way health care is delivered. The West Wireless Health Institute is based in San Diego, California.

ABOUT SCRIPPS HEALTH

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,700 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care ne
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