Hurley welcomes new state of the art technology

FLINT — Hurley Medical Center is proud to announce the arrival of the new Philips IntelliVue MX40 technology.

The IntelliVue MX40 technology allows vital information to be viewed at the bedside versus a central location on a floor. The mobile monitors, which are about the size of a deck of cards, help clinicians spend more time with patients since the MX40 display allows them to check patients’ ECG rhythm, rate, pulse oximetry, trends and monitoring status. Additionally, the monitors can stay with the patients even if they are moved to a different floor or area of the hospital.

“Allowing our clinicians to get closer to those they care for by providing this kind of monitor to patients underscores our mission of “Clinical Excellence, Service to People,” said Syed I. Ahmed, M.D., F.A.C.C., Medical Coordinator, Department of Cardiology, Hurley Medical Center. “Moreover, while the monitors allow mobility for patients, Philips has taken steps to help ensure data will be available when we need it with technology designed to maintain a signal and only switch frequencies when a clear one is available.”

Hurley Medical Center is the first installation among several orders for the MX40 systems in the Midwest. The telemetry system will be used across four floors of Hurley, allowing flexible assignment of monitoring throughout a patients’ experience. The patient journey begins in the coronary care unit, continues to the progressive care unit, with the remainder of the stay in the medical surgical units. — G.G.

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