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Riverview Health Press Release

Riverview Health Purchases New Hospital Beds to Enhance Patient Care and Safety

April 25, 2018

Riverview Health has purchased 57 new state-of-the-art Hill-Rom Centrella™ Smart+ beds for its medical-surgical unit.

“As a hospital system, improving patient experience and safety is a priority for us, and these beds are currently the best on the market to do just that,” said David Wilhite, director of Inpatient Services. “Among other new features, these beds help reduce the risk of falls, which is a big patient safety concern, and include technology that enhances the way patients communicate with their care team.”

Hill-Rom launched this new bed in the fall of 2017 after investing significantly in clinical and customer research. The Centrella™ Smart+ beds are designed to simplify how caregivers work while keeping patients safe by reducing the risk of falls. The care team is able to better ensure fall-risk patients are in a safe state at all times through a new feature that automatically arms the bed exit alarm and notifies caregivers if a patient tries to get out of bed. The beds are also equipped with a display system that projects icons onto the floor so the bed safety status can be monitored from a distance.

“Not only do these new beds keep patients safe, they also help our team work together more effectively and efficiently,” said David. “Having new features like the display system that can be seen from outside the room can prompt any team member to quickly tend to the patient.”

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