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Hackensack University Medical Center Employs Built-To-Last Automated Storage by Talyst

BELLEVUE, Wash., May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC), a nationally recognized healthcare organization honored with being one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades®, announces the first implementation of AutoCarousel HD™ by Talyst. The secure automated storage provides the medical center with heavy-duty storage for all of its medications. The AutoCarousel HD, with its superior load balance, is built-to-last 10 plus years and has a back-up motor ensuring access to medications 24/7.

The medical center will also integrate AutoPharm, AutoPack, and AutoLabel in its central pharmacy to improve medication safety, increase inventory control and workflow efficiency.

"Our hospital is a leader in providing comprehensive services to our patients," said Nilesh P. Desai of Kendall Park, Pharmacist-in-Charge and Assistant Director of Pharmacy at HUMC. "Talyst's automated technology allows us to achieve this goal as our hospital continues to strive to be the best."

"At Talyst, we continually build innovative technology that impacts our customers' patients," said Carla Corkern, Chief Executive Officer at Talyst. "Our newest product, AutoCarousel HD, provides Hackensack University Medical Center with robust, reliable hardware and enterprise-class software ensuring patient safety."

The AutoCarousel HD models have comprehensive inventory control and provide barcode verification throughout the medication distribution process. The product is easy to use, and its efficient vertical design ensures maximum storage with 30-50% space savings.

About Hackensack University Medical Center

Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) is a 775-bed not-for-profit, tertiary care, teaching and research hospital and provides the largest number of admissions in New Jersey. Founded in 1888 with 12 beds and as Bergen County's first hospital, HUMC has demonstrated more than a century of growth and progress. HUMC is a nationally recognized healthcare organization offering patients the most comprehensive services, state-of-the-art technologies, and facilities. Honors include being named one of America's 50 Best Hospitals by HealthGrades® for five years in a row. HUMC is the only hospital in New Jersey, New York, and New England to receive this honor for five consecutive years. HUMC was also named one of the 50 best hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review. U.S. News & World Report ranked HUMC eighth in the New York Metro Area in its first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, giving it the top ranking out of all the New Jersey hospitals listed. Additionally, HUMC is a Magnet® recognized hospital for nursing excellence, first in New Jersey, second in the nation, receiving its fourth designation in April 2009. HUMC is the hometown hospital of the New York Giants and the New Jersey Nets.

About Talyst

Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide automated medication-management systems to acute-care hospital pharmacies. The following year Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to drive a complete suite of medication storage, packaging, refrigeration and barcoding hardware.

As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute-care hospitals, integrated healthcare companies, long-term care facilities and correctional institutions. Talyst is dedicated to delivering enterprise-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control and improve patient safety in all care environments.

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