Draeger Launches Architectural Systems for Critical Care Areas

    New Design Studio Opens in Toronto

<p><span class="xn-location">TORONTO</span>, <span class="xn-chron">April 12</span> /CNW/ -- Draeger today announced the launch of architectural systems in <span class="xn-location">Canada</span> to provide custom design solutions for hospital critical care areas.  The company has opened a new design studio where they will work with the hospital's clinical team, architects, engineers and project planners to design a functional and efficient workplace configuration.</p>
<p>The architectural systems product range includes the most advanced ceiling supply units, workstations and systems specially designed to meet the needs of critical care areas.  Flexible and easily configured for changing requirements, these units bring devices, supplies and lines off the floor and position them at the acute point of care.  These units improve patient access and safety. Through a range of products and flexible modular components, these systems can be configured to ensure adaptability as the acuity levels change within each department.</p>
<p>Using the latest technology and three-dimensional software, Draeger will now be able to assist customers in the design of a custom workplace that follows the existing workflow and helps clinical staff to work more efficiently.  Through its new design studio, the company will create a flexible critical care workspace that improves patient care and optimizes equipment management.</p>
<p>"The intensive care and trauma areas require well planned coordination between architects, project planners and clinical staff," said <span class="xn-person">Jeff Wilding</span>, General Manager, Draeger Medical <span class="xn-location">Canada</span>, Inc. "With more than fifty years of experience working in this environment, we provide the expertise along with state-of-the art design tools and innovative products to create critical care workplaces for the future."</p>
<p>Draeger provides a range of products for the hospital environment including patient monitors, anesthesia management systems, infant care incubators and ventilators.  "Through the extension of our portfolio with architectural systems, we now bring our expertise in the hospital environment to the design of critical care workspaces," Wilding added.</p>
<p>The company's design studio is located at 120 East Beaver Creek Road, Suite 120, <span class="xn-location">Richmond</span> Hill, Ontario. Consultation and design configuration are by appointment. For more information, please contact <span class="xn-person">Steve Hobbs</span>, Business Manager, Architectural Systems, (514) 942-5988, <a href="mailto:steve.hobbs@draeger.com">steve.hobbs@draeger.com</a>.</p>

    Draeger. Technology for Life®
<p>The Draegerwerk AG & Co. KGaA is an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology. Draeger products protect, support and save lives. Founded in 1889, in 2009 Draeger generated revenues of around EUR 1.9 billion. The Draeger Group is currently present in more than 190 countries and has about 11,000 employees worldwide. Please visit <a href="http://www.draeger.com">www.draeger.com</a> for more information.</p>


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