HONOLULU, June 6 Hoana announced today that HeatherHerdman, Ph.D., RN, has joined the company as Vice President of Nursing,Research, and Patient Safety. Heather has more than 20 years experience innursing and healthcare and recently served as the executive vice president ofMatousek and Associates, where she led the medFOCUS Research division. Priorto Matousek and Associations, Herdman was on faculty at Bellin College ofNursing in Green Bay, WI, and was an adjunct faculty member in the graduateprogram. In addition to receiving her Ph.D. in nursing science from BostonCollege in Chestnut Hill, MA, she has developed a specialty in quality outcomemeasurement in health care organizations. She is also the president ofNANDA-International, a nursing organization committed to development,implementation and research related to standardized nursing languages toimprove the quality of patient care.
"We are very fortunate to have Dr. Herdman join our executive team. Shebrings a wealth of experience in several facets of healthcare from herexperience as a registered nurse to her clinical research background," statedDr. Patrick Sullivan, chief executive officer of Hoana Medical, Inc. "Dr.Herdman hit the ground running and was able to coalesce Hoana's experiences innumerous hospitals around the country to produce significant clinical findingsabout how the LifeBed(TM) System benefits both patients and nurses. Itvalidates how something as simple as 'vigilance' makes a big difference inpatient safety. We are excited about these clinical findings as we see itaccelerate adoption."
"I'm thrilled to be joining the Hoana Medical team," said Herdman. "Thetechnology developed is already helping nurses save lives by finding hospitalpatients that would have otherwise been missed between vital sign checks or'rounding' -- when the nurses typically check on patients every two to sixhours. Hoana's experience on more than 12,000 individual patients around theUnited States proves to me that we can make a big difference in the lives ofpatients and nurses. Each week we hear new stories of nurses intervening tochange a patient outcome. As far as opportunities go, it does not get muchbetter than this."
About Hoana Medical, Inc.
Launched in 2002, Hoana Medical, Inc. is the world's leading healthcarecompany focused on "Intelligent Medical Vigilance" in acute care hospitalswhere approximately 200,000 people die from errors and mistakes. It's firstU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared offering, the LifeBed(TM)Patient Vigilance System ("LifeBed"), transforms any hospital bed into aLifeBed(TM) System by tracking a patient's vital signs without any wires orconnections to the patient. At the intersection between informationtechnology and medical devices, the LifeBed(TM) System acts like another setof eyes for the nurse and alerts if a patient is in trouble. It delivers"Vigilance" in an un-tethered and invisible manner, however, if the patient isin trouble, the LifeBed(TM) System calls for help. Experience on more than12,000 individual hospital patients around the U.S. has yielded dramaticstories of nurses intervening to save a patient's life. Hoana isheadquartered in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, please visithttp://www.hoana.com.
SOURCE Hoana Medical, Inc.