June 11, 2014 – Kansas City, Mo. ‐ The Pediatric Pulse™ is one of 16 medical innovations that will be showcased in front of thousands of healthcare providers at the Premier, Inc. 2014 Breakthroughs Conference and Exhibition in San Antonio.
Sizewise’s Pediatric Pulse™ was selected by clinicians and other members of Premier, a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers.
It will debut during the conference’s sixth annual Innovation Celebration, which takes place on June 10. The event recognizes advances in healthcare while highlighting industry suppliers committed to innovation and improving patient outcomes.
The Pediatric Pulse™ is a latex-free, complete mattress replacement system designed with the pediatric population in mind. The First Point of Contact™ top cover is free from harmful chemicals of concern, waterproof, vapor permeable and friction/shear resistant. The three zone support surface has vented air cells that provide clinically effective low air loss therapy. The user-friendly control unit is also simple to operate with adjustable cycles for pulsation therapy and static mode. Additional features include auto firm, lock controls, low pressure and audible/visual alarms in case of power failures.
Selection criteria included the uniqueness of the product, ability to have an impact on an unmet medical need and potential to improve patient care.
“We are very excited to participate in the Annual Breakthroughs Conference,” said Karen Campbell, Sizewise National Account Manager. “The opportunity to be a part of this conference allows Sizewise the chance to introduce the Pediatric Pulse™ in an atmosphere of excitement and innovation, as well as interact with our customers.”
“Those who attend and participate in the Innovation Celebration share Premier’s commitment to providing valuable products to our members that are safe, high-quality and cost-effective,” said Durral R. Gilbert, president of supply chain services, Premier. “We believe these innovations can benefit providers as they work to transform healthcare.”
Any supplier, regardless of whether the company is contracted with Premier, can be considered for participation in the Innovation Celebration. Overall, Premier contracts with more than 1,100 suppliers.
About Premier, Inc.
Premier, Inc. is a leading healthcare improvement company, uniting an alliance of approximately 3,000 U.S. hospitals and 110,000 other providers to transform healthcare. With integrated data and analytics, collaboratives, supply chain solutions, and advisory and other services, Premier enables better care and outcomes at a lower cost. Premier, a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient, plays a critical role in the rapidly evolving healthcare industry, collaborating with members to co-develop long-term innovations that reinvent and improve the way care is delivered to patients nationwide. Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Premier is passionate about transforming American healthcare. Please visit Premier’s news and investor sites on www.premierinc.com; as well as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Foursquare and Premier’s blog for more information about the company.