ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CHOC Children’s welcomes Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo, to its board of directors. A global medical technology innovator, Kiani has been a respected advocate for patient safety and healthcare innovation for more than two decades. He founded Masimo in 1989 to improve the reliability of noninvasive patient monitoring.
Under Kiani’s leadership, Masimo has become a successful publicly traded company (NASDAQ: MASI) employing more than 3,500 people across the globe. The company provides market-leading patient monitoring technology, helping solve problems plaguing the industry while building a substantial intellectual property portfolio with more than 600 issued and pending patents worldwide.
“Joe has been involved with CHOC for many years, working alongside our clinicians to advance patient safety. We are thrilled to have him bring his leadership, experience and advocacy to our board of directors,” said CHOC President and CEO Kimberly Chavalas Cripe.
In 2012, Kiani founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation with a mission to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals. Its first Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit hosted President Clinton as the keynote speaker, in addition to hundreds of leading clinicians and hospital and medical technology CEOs. Since then, Kiani has rallied more than 1,200 hospitals to commit to an aggressive goal of no preventable patient deaths by 2020.
"I have had the privilege to see firsthand the dedication of the staff at CHOC, from their CEO to their doctors and nurses,” said Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo. “I am delighted to serve CHOC as they continue to provide the best care for our children and advance pediatric patient care globally."