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The University of California at San Francisco Medical Center Pioneers System-wide Adoption of Masimo Rainbow SET Technology
Date:2/13/2008

One of the nation's top five hospitals, UCSF converts to Masimo SET pulse

oximetry and leverages revolutionary new noninvasive measurement

capabilities

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Measure-Through-Motion & Low Perfusion Pulse Oximetry, today announced the completion of UCSF Medical Center's system-wide implementation of Masimo SET pulse oximetry and the Masimo Rainbow SET technology platform-establishing UCSF Medical Center as the first hospital to implement Masimo Rainbow SET capabilities system-wide.

Initially, UCSF Medical Center performed an extensive pulse oximetry comparison and thorough evaluation spanning virtually every department and found that Masimo SET's obtained accurate and reliable oxygen saturation measurements under difficult conditions, including patient motion and low perfusion, as the chief reason for conversion to Masimo SET. Also, as part of the evaluation, UCSF clinicians utilized new Masimo Rainbow SET technology to noninvasively and continuously measure physiologic and hemodynamic components that were previously only available by invasive tests. As a result, UCSF decided to expand the adoption of Masimo technologies beyond pulse oximetry to include the noninvasive patient monitoring capabilities of the Masimo Rainbow SET technology platform.

UCSF Medical Center, a 600-bed hospital and academic medical center, is among the top five hospitals in the nation according to U.S. News and World Report. UCSF Medical Center, which also includes the 180-bed UCSF Children's Hospital, Mount Zion for outpatient care and specialized programs, and more than 60 outreach clinics, is also home to the only nationally-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and the only nationally designated Center of Excellence in Women's Health in Northern California.

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