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Hospira Acquires Sculptor
Date:4/30/2008

aders in healthcare IT -- Hospira has led the industry in barcoding medications and infusion technology; and St. Clair, through Sculptor, was the first hospital in the country to combine barcoding and RFID in a single mobile device for the real-time workflow needs of clinical staff," said Richard Schaeffer, vice president and chief information officer, St. Clair Hospital.

The acquisition of Sculptor supports Hospira's approach of interfacing its products with other technologies to meet the evolving needs of hospitals. Hospira currently partners with several leading hospital information system providers to establish communications between their applications and its own. These companies include Cerner Corp., McKesson Corporation and Siemens Medical Solutions.

Financial details of the Sculptor agreement were not disclosed.

About Sculptor Developmental Technologies, Inc.

Sculptor Developmental Technologies, Inc. was established in 1993 as a software engineering company dedicated to providing software solutions for healthcare. With the advent of VeriScan in 2003, Sculptor remains focused on bedside patient safety initiatives. Currently there are more than 125 hospitals in the United States, Canada and Europe using Sculptor's applications.

About St. Clair Hospital

St. Clair Hospital is a leading acute care hospital serving the approximately 400,000 residents of the South Hills of Pittsburgh with a comprehensive array of inpatient and outpatient services. The Hospital regularly receives state and national recognition for clinical excellence, patient safety, and information technology, including the 2007 Leadership Award for Clinical Excellence from VHA, and distinction as a best practice facility from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) for medication reconciliation. St. Clair is among Pennsylvania's highest achieving hospitals in patient safety initiatives and clinical best practices, and is the only Pittsburgh-area hos
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