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Renown breathes life into patients through partnership with local business



Renown Regional Medical Center is replacing its breathing machines with two of the world’s newest, state-of-the-art ventilators. In addition to providing superior technology to patients needing respiratory assistance, Renown will also be supporting a local company, Hamilton Medical, a global medical equipment provider headquartered in Reno.

The Hamilton G5 and Hamilton C2 ventilator machines are designed to provide the highest quality respiratory support to neonatal, infants, pediatrics and adults. The G5 is easy for medical professionals to use and has the ability to automatically address a patient’s precise needs. The C2 ventilator is compact and utilizes batteries so it can accompany the patient anywhere within the hospital, independent of central gas and power supplies. Medical professionals do not have to disconnect a patient for transport, increasing safety and comfort.

“Not only did Hamilton Medical have the most superior technological options for our hospital, but it was also fortunate to be able to support a local business partner and keep the money that we spend here locally,” said Ace Nilson, director for Respiratory Care Services at Renown Regional.

Renown purchased eight G5 ventilators in February earlier this year. To complete the ventilator fleet replacement, 12 more G5s and 60 C2s were added in October 2010. Current installation and clinical training is taking place.

One pulmonologist who works in various intensive care units at Renown Regional believes these new ventilators are going to be of great benefit to patients. “All of the new ventilators have a consistent display. This makes it simple to use and helps reduce the chance of error, especially when multiple devices are being used with multiple patients,” said David De LosSantos, M.D., with Pulmonary Medicine Associates. “The system also adjusts settings as the patient’s status changes and responds immediately to the patient’s needs.”

Other institutions across the US that use either the G5 or C2 include Johns Hopkins University Hospital, Baltimore, Md.; Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Ga.; Florida Hospital System, Orlando, Fla. and University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, N.C.

About Hamilton Medical

Hamilton Medical, Inc. is a part of the privately held group of Hamilton Company scientific instrument businesses that trace their history back to the early 1950’s. Clarke Hamilton, the founder of the Hamilton companies, started the business in 1953 with the development and manufacture of precision glass syringes. Over the years, the Hamilton companies have developed an extensive line of specialty products as well as the expertise to help with special applications and product design in fluid handling products. The family of Hamilton companies produces many diverse products, from high technology items such as scientific and medical instruments to industrial tools. The combined companies are now in business with research, development, manufacturing and marketing worldwide.

The world headquarters for Hamilton Medical, Inc. is Reno, Nev. The company has been incorporated within the state of Nevada since 1984 and remains privately held and family owned.

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