World-class Academic Medical Facility Consolidates IV Preparation with RIVA



    WINNIPEG, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - Jackson Memorial Hospital of Miami, Florida has
chosen the RIVA System (Robotic IV Automation)-a self-contained unit for
filling IV syringes and bags- from Intelligent Hospital Systems (IH Systems)
to consolidate its IV preparation. Opened in 1918, Jackson Memorial Hospital
is an accredited tertiary teaching hospital with over 1,500 licensed beds that
provides a wide range of patient services, educational programs, a clinical
setting for research activities and a number of health-related community
services.
    Large health care facilities are increasingly seeking technologically
advanced, cost efficient solutions to help them meet their goals for improving
patient care and safety, according to Kevin McGarry, Chief Executive Officer
of IH Systems. "As the demands for complex care increase, so does the need for
health care facilities to ensure they maintain the highest standards of
patient safety," he says. McGarry continues, "One of the many attributes of
the RIVA system that makes it so attractive is its flexibility to support the
diverse needs of a major health care facility like Jackson Memorial."
    For Jane Arnot, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for RIVA, the
versatility of the RIVA system is demonstrated by the interest being expressed
by health care facilities that provide specialized as well as general medical
services. "Addressing patient safety through automation with RIVA provides
health care facilities of all sizes an important tool for improving medication
safety outcomes for patients," says Arnot.

    RIVA (Robotic IV Automation System) -a self-contained unit for filling IV
syringes and bags- is the first product developed by Winnipeg-based medical
device company Intelligent Hospital Systems. For more information, please
visit www.rivasystem.com





For further information:

For further information: Jane Arnot, VP Sales and Marketing, (204)
925-5343

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