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Hospital Launches Landmark Project in Emergency Medicine
Date:1/8/2008

Innovative Concepts for ER One to be Studied for First Time in Patient

Setting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT: Washington Hospital Center unveils new state-of-the-art

technologies to be used in its Emergency Department. Features

include all negative pressure isolation rooms: surfaces made of

new materials designed to reduce the spread of infection; and

uniquely designed work spaces. The features are designed to both

improve daily patient care and allow for an effective response

to a mass casualty, bio-terror, or emerging disease event.

WHEN: Thursday, January 10, 2008

10 a.m.: Remarks followed by a brief tour

(The media will have access to the area until 1 p.m.)

Note: This will be the only opportunity for media to photograph

and shoot new technologies b-roll inside the Emergency

Department

WHERE: Washington Hospital Center

110 Irving Street, NW

Washington, D.C.

All press must be cleared in for parking and escorted by a

member of the Hospital Center's Media Relations team. Please

call contact below to make arrangements prior to arrival.

WHO: Mark Smith, MD, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine

at Washington Hospital Center and Director of Project ER One &

the ER One Institute

Representatives from partner companies Agion, Cisco, DuPont,

Herman Miller, Microsoft, Parco, and Steris to explain the new

technologies

WHY: This marks the first time some of the technologies developed

for Project ER One will be used in a patient setting. ER One

will be a scalable, all-risks ready emergency care facility

that can be used on a daily basis yet is optimized to provide

emergency care during a mass casualty situation.

CONTACT: Michelle Allen, Washington Hospital Center (202) 877-7072

Patrick Brady, Widmeyer Communications (202) 256-7824


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