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CareFusion Selects Palomar Pomerado Health as Development Partner for Patient Safety Technologies
Date:10/26/2010

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Palomar Pomerado Health (PPH), a Magnet® designated health system located in North County, San Diego, has been selected by San Diego-based CareFusion, a global medical technology company, as a development partner for the latest Pyxis technologies that focus on improving the safety and cost of health care.

As a partner in innovation with CareFusion, PPH physicians, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and information technology leadership will provide feedback on new and current medication and supply management technologies in the patient care environment around functionality, workflow, efficiency and more. This also means that patients will have access to these marketing-leading technologies that have been proven to help reduce medication errors, decrease the turn-around time for patients to receive critical medications and increase hospital workflow efficiencies so nurses and doctors can spend more time on direct patient care.

"Part of our customer-centric development process is to gather clinician feedback and test our products in a best-in-class, acute care environment, like Palomar Pomerado Health hospitals," said Tom Leonard, president of Dispensing Technologies at CareFusion. "We are excited to be working with a local health system to innovate new, global technologies that improve patient safety, while lowering the overall costs of health care."

"This new development partnership with Care Fusion will enable PPH to lead the industry in terms of the adoption of innovative solutions in the medical dispensing arena," said Orlando Portale, Chief Innovation Officer, Palomar Pomerado Health.  "Working closely with the CareFusion research and development team, we will translate new conceptual models into next generation capabilities that will streamline key care-delivery and management processes."

ABOUT PALOMAR POMERADO HEALTHPalomar Pomerado Health (PPH), California's largest public health system is North County's most comprehensive health-care delivery system, and is the only Magnet® Recognized public health system in the state. It is nationally recognized for clinical excellence in cardiac care, women's services, cancer, orthopedics, trauma, rehabilitation and behavioral health services. As the largest employer in Inland North County, with more than 3,600 employees and 700 physicians, PPH was named by Modern Healthcare as one of the Top 100 places to work in the United States. Facilities include Palomar Medical Center, Pomerado Hospital, Villa Pomerado, Palomar Continuing Care Center, the Jean McLaughlin Women's Center, Escondido Surgery Center, PPH expresscare health centers, and soon, Palomar Medical Center West – Hospital of the Future, which will open in 2012. Please visit www.pph.org for more information on our comprehensive services and facilities.

ABOUT CAREFUSIONCareFusion (NYSE: CFN) is a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve patient care. The company develops market-leading technologies including Alaris® IV pumps, Pyxis® automated dispensing and patient identification systems, AirLife™, AVEA® and LTV® series of ventilators and respiratory products, ChloraPrep® skin prep products, MedMined™ services for infection surveillance, V. Mueller® and Snowden-Pencer® surgical instruments and NeuroCare diagnostic products. CareFusion employs more than 15,000 people across its global operations. More information may be found at www.carefusion.com.Media Contacts:Andy HoangManager, Communications and Media Relations858.675.5018 officeandy.hoang@pph.orgwww.pph.orgSuzanne HatcherDirector, Public Relations858.617.2226suzanne.hatcher@carefusion.comwww.carefusion.com
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