Athens Regional Medical Center expands partnership with Spacelabs
Monday, November 09, 2009
For immediate release
October 3, 2009
ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER EXPANDS HEALTHCARE PARTNERSHIP WITH SPACELABS HEALTHCARE; WILL NOW INCLUDE MAIN OR, L&D OR AND PACU
Issaquah, Wash., and Athens, GA – Athens Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has enhanced its dynamic relationship with Spacelabs Healthcare by purchasing additional medical technology for new care areas. Part of Athens Regional Health Services, ARMC is a 315-bed regional referral center, serving a 17-county area in northeast Georgia.
In July 2009, ARMC purchased patient monitoring equipment for their Critical Care and Cardiovascular Intensive Care units. Products included Spacelabs’ modular Ultraview™ SL2800-series bedside monitors, which offer complete monitoring and workstation performance in a single package. Internal modules allow the hospital to monitor an array of vital signs, including a complete suite of ECG parameters, non-invasive blood pressure, temperature and oxygen saturation. Vital sign measurements can be configured at each monitor for a specific patient by choosing parameters from the modules. EtCO2 monitoring will be provided by an Ultraview Multigas analyzer. In addition, Ultraview SL3800 central monitors will capture monitored data from hardwired and wireless patient monitors as well as patient-worn telemetry units, and display the data at a central workstation. The information is then stored and can be transmitted to the hospital information system or to another system, increasing the efficiency of the clinical staff.
ARMC also purchased ICS G2, a completely integrated application suite that makes their CCU and CVICE patient data accessible anywhere on the hospital network as a single, consolidated patient record. The ICS G2 system has an extensive set of clinical capabilities developed in conjunction with clinicians to improve efficiency, functionality and flow of clinical information. These tools are designed to help lower costs, reduce lengths of stay and improve outcomes.
“Ultraview SL patient monitors offer fast access to comprehensive patient information where and when it’s needed,” said Joseph Davin, President, Spacelabs Healthcare North America. “Our monitors can help speed and support clinical decisions at Athens Regional Medical Center, which can improve response time, advance patient care and enhance patient safety.”
Relationship expanded in September
The expansion of the relationship was announced this week. ARMC will equip their main and Labor & Delivery Operating Rooms, Preoperative Short Stay (POSS) unit, endoscopy care area, outpatient surgery center, PACU and other perioperative care areas with medical technology from Spacelabs. The medical center will also upgrade their existing Spacelabs preoperative surgery with new technology.
The new order encompasses the full range of Spacelabs patient monitoring technology, including:
- Ultraview 2400, Ultraview 2600, Ultraview 2700 and Ultraview 2800 monitors
- Ultraview 3800 central monitors
- Ultraview Multigas analyzers
- ICS G2 application suite with HL7 interface
Spacelabs will facilitate tying all technology into ARMC’s bar coding system that simplifies patient admission and allows full disclosure throughout the care process.
“We are excited about the prospects of expanding our partnership with Spacelabs,” said Dee Burkett, vice president of professional services at Athens Regional Medical Center. “This technology will allow Athens Regional Medical Center to continue to provide a consistently high level of patient care, yet enable us to simplify the healthcare process to encourage efficient use of our clinical staff.”
About Athens Regional Medical Center
Athens Regional Medical Center is a 315-bed full service regional referral center and is part of Athens Regional Health Services, an integrated system that provides for the healthcare needs of a 17-county service area in Northeast Georgia. Athens Regional has recently expanded its Emergency Department and revamped its Radiology Department, Labor and Deliver and Mother - Baby Units. More expansion is underway that will bring the number of licensed beds to 360 and expand its surgical department with four new operating rooms, pre-and post-operative areas, cardiovascular, endoscopy and laboratory services.
Athens Regional features nationally acclaimed, comprehensive cardiac, vascular and thoracic procedures including open heart surgery; cardiac catheterization and vascular labs; a full-spectrum of advanced surgical procedures; minimally invasive surgeries; a neurosurgery unit; a stroke center; a free-standing outpatient radiology center and outpatient surgery center; adult and children’s rehabilitation services; diagnostic and therapeutic oncology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and PET/CT Scanner; a neonatal intensive care unit, the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support, the Breast Health Center and an on-site Spine Institute. For more information, visit their website: www.armc.org.
About Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc.
Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. (www.spacelabshealthcare.com) a wholly-owned subsidiary of OSI Systems, Inc., is an international developer, manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and services including solutions for patient monitoring and connectivity, anesthesia delivery and ventilation, diagnostic cardiology and supplies and accessories selling to hospitals, clinics and physician offices. The Company has offices in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, China, India and Singapore and distribution partners in more than 100 countries around the world.
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