MARLTON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NuVision Management, a pediatric and adult healthcare consulting company today announced that two of its pediatric facilities,Voorhees Pediatric Facility in Voorhees, New Jersey, and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital in Marlton, New Jersey, are the first pediatric care facilities in New Jersey, and two of only a few in the United States, to adopt and utilize the latest versions of the Root® and Patient SafetyNet™ medical systems, with expanded capabilities, to monitor patients in near real-time and integrate retrospective data to help facilitate the best outcomes for patients and standardize care. Both Root® and Patient SafetyNet™ are manufactured by Masimo.
Root is a powerful expandable bedside monitoring platform and connectivity hub that integrates an array of non-invasive medical technologies and medical devices to provide multimodal monitoring and connectivity solutions in a single, clinician-centric platform. Root’s plug-and-play capabilities allows Voorhees Pediatric Facility and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital clinicians to simplify patient monitoring by bringing together all of a patient’s vital signs (respiration rate, pulse rate, oxygen saturation, end-tidal CO2, temperature and blood pressure) into one easy-to-interpret, customizable display empowering our clinicians with important information for making patient assessments. Root, working in conjunction with Patient SafetyNet, also automates the transfer of patient data, including vital signs, early warning scores and other physiological parameters directly to electronic medical record (EMR) systems.
Patient SafetyNet is a remote monitoring and notification system which allows patient monitoring data that is gathered and integrated at the bedside to display near real-time information on a supplemental central viewing station. When changes occur that may indicate deterioration in a patient’s condition, Patient SafetyNet automatically alerts clinical staff enabling them to respond quickly to patients in potential distress.
“We’re very excited about how these systems and technologies are proving to be a great fit into our organizations,” said Trish Cunningham, RRT, Clinical Director of Respiratory Care at Voorhees Pediatric Facility and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital. “We can now determine if a patient is improving or deteriorating quickly and Root allows us to take immediate action to put the proper protocols in place to help our patients.”
Voorhees Pediatric Facility has 120 Root units, one for each patient resident, and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital has eight units for more medically-fragile patients. Every patient with monitoring needs has their own Root unit, eliminating the need to share monitoring equipment, thereby increasing infection control.
Come summer 2019, both Voorhees Pediatric Facility and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital will integrate their mechanical ventilators into the Masimo system, utilizing the system’s enhanced monitoring capabilities. They will also functionalize Root’s Early Warning Score calculation, which in addition to helping clinicians identify patient deterioration, will enable customized messages based on protocol to prompt next steps, resulting in timely escalation of care. The organizations are already noticing improvements in patient care and will be working together to share outcomes.
Mike Rosiak, Chief Operating Officer of Voorhees Pediatric Facility and Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital said, “We aim to provide the best possible care for our children. Masimo’s Root and Patient SafetyNet medical systems allow us to best serve our medically-fragile children and enable them to reach their full potential.”
About Voorhees Pediatric Facility
Voorhees Pediatric Facility is a nationally recognized pediatric specialty care center that offers 121 in-patient beds and the largest freestanding pediatric ventilator program in the country. Our mission and vision is to advance the full life potential of medically fragile children and to set the national standard for excellence in pediatric long-term specialized care. Voorhees Pediatric Facility has expanded its offerings to include: The Bancroft School at Voorhees Pediatric Facility, an on-site private school for medically fragile/technology dependent children; Voorhees Pediatric Facility Medical Daycare for children with skilled nursing needs and Voorhees Pediatric Rehabilitation Services (VPRS), providing educational based therapy to local school districts.
About Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital
Weisman Children's Rehabilitation Hospital is a highly-acclaimed community-based pediatric specialty organization consisting of an acute rehabilitation hospital, outpatient rehabilitation centers and medical day care centers; focused solely on the needs of infants, children, teens and young adults in South Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia area. Weisman Children's is known for delivering an individualized and unique family-centered approach to patient care. With a holistic approach to treatment, we give our patients every opportunity to reach their fullest potential. By including family and caregivers, our extraordinary team of pediatric specialists form a community of support and care around each patient which is essential to their success. This approach reinforces our belief that anything is possible.