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NPSF Patient Safety Coalition welcomes Maquet

2015-07-14

National Patient Safety Foundation program aligns stakeholders from across health care in a unifying mission

Boston, MA (July 14, 2015) - The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF), a central voice for patient safety since 1997, recently welcomed Maquet Medical Systems as a member of the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition.

Maquet specializes in the design and development of innovative treatment solutions and infrastructure functions for use in complex hospital environments such as operating rooms, hybrid operating rooms, catheterization labs, and intensive care units, as well as in transporting patients within a hospital or to another facility. Maquet is the largest subsidiary of the Swedish Getinge Group, which has programs focusing on extended care, infection control, and medical systems, mostly in Western Europe, Canada, and the United States.

"Hospital environments such as operating rooms play an important role in patient safety. At Maquet, we are focused on designing and developing the most efficient and intuitive complex health systems and environments with patient safety always in mind," said Raoul Quintero, president and CEO, Maquet North America. "We are honored to partner with NPSF as a member of its Patient Safety Coalition working together to make health care safer for all."

The NPSF Patient Safety Coalition was created to align stakeholders from across the continuum of care in a unifying mission of advancing health care safety. Membership is open to myriad groups, including solutions providers working to address patient safety challenges, professional associations, advocacy organizations, and other similarly committed organizations. Coalition members gain valuable opportunities for networking, learning, and sharing knowledge through quarterly webinars, an annual member meeting, special projects and events, and other high-value activities.

"NPSF Patient Safety Coalition members are vital to helping the Foundation pursue our vision of creating a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm," said Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, president and CEO of NPSF. "We are very pleased to welcome Maquet, and we look forward to learning about their experiences and perspectives as we work together to advance safer health care."

For more information about the NPSF Patient Safety Coalition and how to join, contact David Coletta, senior vice president, at dcoletta@npsf.org.

About the National Patient Safety Foundation

The National Patient Safety Foundation's vision is to create a world where patients and those who care for them are free from harm. A central voice for patient safety since 1997, NPSF partners with patients and families, the health care community, and key stakeholders to advance patient safety and health care workforce safety and disseminate strategies to prevent harm. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more about the Foundation's work, visit www.npsf.org and follow @theNPSF on twitter.

About Maquet Medical Systems

Maquet Medical Systems, USA, is a market leader offering a comprehensive portfolio of products utilized in the hybrid and traditional OR, ICU, Cath Lab and in patient transport. Maquet's products are designed to meet the needs of clinical professionals in the areas of advanced hemodynamic monitoring, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, thoracic drainage, cardiac intervention, perfusion, anesthesia and ventilation. Maquet, headquartered in Germany, is focused on improving patient care and quality of life, providing clinicians with sustainable technologies that fit their daily practice, and investing in the development of innovative solutions that will help further advance clinical practice and significantly improve patient outcomes.

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