News | December 25, 2007

Masimo Celebrates 500,000th Pulse Oximeter Shipped

December 26, 2007 - Masimo announced last week it shipped its 500,000th Masimo SET bedside pulse oximeter (excluding hand-held units) to Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, a Sutter Health network affiliate in Oakland and Berkeley, CA, as part of a five-year technology expansion agreement.

Following the conversion to Masimo SET pulse oximetry more than three years ago, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center recently decided to expand the relationship by adding more equipment and entering into a facility-wide site license for Masimo Rainbow SET parameters. Also this year, Sutter Health established Masimo SET as its system-wide standard for pulse oximetry.

Achieving 500,000 shipments highlights an increasing momentum in the clinical adoption of Masimo SET as the "gold standard" in pulse oximetry. Masimo’s 200,000th shipment came in 2004, the eighth anniversary of Masimo SET shipments. The 500,000th shipment was achieved less than four years later. The growth comes as leading hospitals and health networks, like Alta Bates Summit Medical Center and Sutter Health, have recognized the superior performance of Masimo SET pulse oximetry and the clinical importance of the new, upgradeable Masimo Rainbow SET technology platform as key building blocks in helping them improve patient care and enhance patient safety initiatives.

Nancy E. Brosnan, RN, CCRN, critical care nurse manager, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center said, “We made the decision to move to Masimo SET pulse oximetry more than three years ago because, quite simply, the Masimo technology was a better than what was available at the time - and it has proven to be a very good product. The new capabilities of the Masimo Rainbow SET platform will provide our clinicians with a powerful new set of noninvasive measurements that will enable us to more effectively assess the cardiopulmonary status of our patients on a continuous basis, facilitating more expeditious treatment decisions that are inherently important to enhancing patient safety and improving outcomes. We couldn't afford to ignore this opportunity.”

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