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Grant Regional Health Center Increases Patient Safety and Pharmacy Efficiency with Omnicell Medication Use Systems
Date:10/16/2007

Omnicell systems speed up delivery of medication and reduce risk of

medication errors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and LANCASTER, Wis., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In a move to continually improve patient safety and staff efficiency, Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL), a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, and Grant Regional Health Center, a leading healthcare provider, today announced the installation of Omnicell medication use systems at the Grant Regional Health Center.

Grant Regional Health Center has installed OmniRx(R) medication distribution systems and an OmniDispenser single-dose dispensing module on nursing floors to improve patient safety throughout the facility. In addition, Anesthesia Workstations from Omnicell provide the Grant Regional Health Center operating room with a complete system for the management of anesthesia supplies and medications, while complementing the workflow of the clinician at the point of care.

"Built into our OmniRx medication systems are advanced dispensing and bar code technologies that reduce the risks to patients of medication errors and allow nurses and other caregivers to work with improved efficiency," said Teri Welter, PharmD, Director of Pharmacy, Grant Regional Health Center. "With all of our Omnicell systems, access to medications is controlled and secure, restocking accuracy is improved, and our staff has more patient care time."

The computerized Omnicell medication distribution systems located throughout the hospital are password-protected and locked, have lights to guide nurses to the right medication and contain a profile of drugs approved by the hospital for each patient.

"With its implementation of Omnicell technology, Grant Regional Health Center is demonstrating its leadership and commitment to operational efficiency and patient safety," said Richard Caldwell, senior product manager, at Omnicell. "Automated systems and computerized ordering of medications have been shown to reduce the risk of medication errors."

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems targeting patient safety and operational efficiency in healthcare facilities. Since 1992, Omnicell has worked to enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Omnicell's medication-use product line includes solutions for the central pharmacy, nursing unit, operating room, and patient bedside. Solutions range from complete automation systems for the central pharmacy to nursing unit and bedside dispensing cabinet systems. From the point at which a medication arrives at the receiving dock to the time it is administered, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.

Our supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room. For more information, visit http://www.omnicell.com.

About Grant Regional Health Center

Grant Regional Health Center is accredited through the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The Joint Commission is an organization that evaluates hospital performance standards, focusing on quality of health care. Today Grant Regional Health Center provides a wide array of health care services and continually strives to stay current with the latest trends that are appropriate for our service area. For more information visit http://www.grantregional.com


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