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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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Hill-Rom Centrella™ Smart+ bed

About Riverview Health

Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville, a 16-bed hospital in Westfield, as well as freestanding combined ER and urgent care facilities. Also included are more than 25 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit.

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