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Palmetto Health Richland Hospital Becomes First in South Carolina to Noninvasively, Wirelessly Monitor Patients Using State-of-the-Art Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ System
Date:9/14/2010

to assigned clinicians, enabling them to intervene before the situation becomes critical and requires more acute levels of care. This is particularly important for post-surgical patients who are at increased risk of injury or death resulting from the respiratory depression effects of medications used for sedation and pain management.  

Masimo Founder and CEO, Joe Kiani, stated, "Palmetto Health is a shining example of caring high-tech healthcare.  With a long-standing tradition of deploying the latest technology and treatment protocols for quality patient care, they have been recognized as one of the '99 Most Wired Hospitals' and rewarded with the highest level of patient satisfaction in the nation.  Their recent implementation of Patient SafetyNet adds another layer of patient safety and dimension of care in their efforts to improve the human condition."

(1) "The Sixth Annual HealthGrades Patient Safety in American Hospitals Study" April 2009.  Available online here.

(2) Taenzer, Andreas H.; Pyke, Joshua B.; McGrath, Susan P.; Blike, George T. "Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-and-After Concurrence Study." Anesthesiology, February 2010, Vol. 112, Issue 2.  Available online here.

About Palmetto HealthPalmetto Health is the region's largest, most comprehensive, locally owned, not-for-profit health care resource. The 1,138-bed system in Columbia, South Carolina, is composed of
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