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Maricopa Integrated Health System Reports 90 Percent Reduction in Pressure Ulcers
Date:6/12/2009

ry containment device for patients with acute fecal incontinence designed to safely and effectively divert fecal matter, protect patients' wounds from fecal contamination, and reduce the risk of both skin breakdown and spread of infection, such as Clostridium difficile (C. difficile).

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ConvaTec is a leading developer and marketer of innovative medical technologies that have helped improve the lives of millions of people worldwide. With four key business divisions - Ostomy Care, Wound Therapeutics, Continence and Critical Care and Infusion Devices - ConvaTec products support health care professionals from the hospital to the community health setting. From its headquarters in Skillman, New Jersey, the company oversees more than 8,000 employees in over 90 countries serving consumers and their health care professionals on six continents. For more information, please visit www.convatec.com.

About MIHS

Maricopa is an Integrated Health System with historic roots back to 1871. It was established as a "special purpose unit of government" with taxing authority and a publicly selected board of directors. Maricopa is a JCAHO accredited health care system which includes a 460 bed acute care facility, including the second largest Burn Center in the United States. Maricopa also includes 10 community health clinics located through Maricopa County, the fourth largest in the United States. The Maricopa Center for Clinical Excellence was launched in the Fall of 2007, with the goal to promote enhanced wound competencies to better service MIHS clients and a commitment to provide comprehensive safe patient care to all those who live in Maricopa County, including the underserved and medically
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