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Arjo announces Adventist Health Sonora as Center of Excellence for its commitment to safe patient handling and mobility

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Arjo announces Adventist Health Sonora as Center of Excellence for its commitment to safe patient handling and mobility

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ADDISON, Ill., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Arjo announced that Adventist Health Sonora has accepted its nomination as a 2018 Diligent Consulting Center of Excellence.  Arjo is recognizing the California-based medical center for its demonstrated commitment to safe patient handling, early mobility, and patient outcomes.

At Arjo, we are committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the effective prevention of pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolism, we help professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care. Everything we do, we do with people in mind. (PRNewsfoto/Arjo Inc.)

Throughout the three-year clinical program, Adventist Health Sonora significantly reduced patient handling-related injuries and costs, and strengthened a culture of safety.  The program helped Adventist Health Sonora to achieve annual patient handling reductions up to 97% and to transfer nearly $1.8 million from its Workers' Compensation Trust back into the operating budget.

"We are pleased to recognize the safety-focused culture of Adventist Health Sonora, as well as its outstanding outcomes," said Anne Sigouin, president of Arjo, North America.  "Their success exemplifies how impactful the Diligent partnership can be."   

In 2000, Arjo founded Diligent Consulting to help health care facilities address the challenges they face with safely mobilizing patients and residents.  Over the last 18 years, Diligent Consulting has worked with more than 800 facilities to develop and sustain these programs, which are powered by a team of clinical consultants and a 60% guaranteed reduction in patient handling injuries.  For more information, please click here.

About Arjo

At Arjo, we are committed to improving the everyday lives of people affected by reduced mobility and age-related health challenges. With products and solutions that ensure ergonomic patient handling, personal hygiene, disinfection, diagnostics, and the effective prevention of pressure ulcers and venous thromboembolism, we help professionals across care environments to continually raise the standard of safe and dignified care. Arjo has over 5,900 employees worldwide and customers in over 60 countries.  Everything we do, we do with people in mind.

About Adventist Health Sonora

Adventist Health Sonora is a not-for-profit 152-bed health care facility including 72 acute beds, 12 swing beds, 68 skilled nursing beds and a large network of clinics, owned and operated by Adventist Health in Roseville, California. In addition to emergency and acute care services, other Adventist Health Sonora services include advanced cardiac care, cancer center, diagnostic imaging, home health, hospice, intensive care, obstetrics, rural health, surgical services, wellness center, wound care, and more than 20 primary care, urgent care and specialty clinics. The Medical Center provided care for 159,498 outpatient visits, 89,983 diagnostic imaging tests, 29,107 home care visits, 31,150 emergency department visits and 4,421 hospital discharges in 2017. Staffed by more than 180 physicians, 1,490 employees and 120 volunteers, Adventist Health Sonora is the largest private employer in Tuolumne County. For more information, visit www.adventisthealthsonora.org.

 

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