Palomar Medical Center Introduces New Wireless Patient Vital Signs Monitoring System

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Palomar Medical Center is the first hospital in the nation to use a wrist-worn device that continuously monitors a patient’s vital signs to make clinical decisions. The ViSi® Mobile System wirelessly transmits patient data to clinicians’ remote viewing devices and alerts clinicians if there are any signs of health deterioration. The FDA-approved new technology, made by San Diego-based Sotera Wireless, is designed for use in lower-acuity care units, where the norm now is spot checking patient vital signs every several hours.

A press briefing is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 22 on a patient floor at the new Palomar Medical Center.

WHAT: Press briefing and live demonstration of ViSi® Mobile System on general patient floor.

WHEN:  Friday, Feb. 22, 10 a.m.

VISUALS:

·         Live demonstration of new wrist-worn device that measures all core vital signs (in conference room and patient floor)

·         B-roll opportunities including demonstration of current spot checking practice, nursing staff pushing carts with vital sign monitoring equipment.

·         10 a.m. Press Briefing on patient floor

  • Dr. Benjamin Kanter, Palomar Health Chief Medical Information Officer
  • Lorie Shoemaker, Palomar Health Chief Nurse Executive
  • Orlando Portale, Palomar Health Chief Innovation Officer
  • Gary Manning, Sotera Wireless Vice President Global Sales & Business Development

WHERE:  Media check in at the front desk in the Lobby of the new Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido.

Please RSVP. Space is limited.

DIAL-IN: 877-668-4490 or 408-792-6300

ACCESS CODE: 801 453 854

BACKGROUND:

The new Palomar Medical Center is an 11-story, 740,000-square-foot hospital that opened in August 2012, the first new hospital in North San Diego County in more than 30 years. Palomar Medical Center offers scientifically advanced medical technology and the flexibility to accommodate future advances in medical technology and health care.

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