DebMed® Awarded GSA Contract for Healthcare Hand Hygiene Products and Electronic Compliance Monitoring General Services Administration Selects DebMed as the Only Electronic Hand Hygiene Monitoring System on Contract - VA Hospitals Able to Receive Contract Pricing

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DebMed®, creator of the award-winning world's first electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system based on the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Five Moments for Hand Hygiene, announced today it has been awarded a three-year contract by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This business-to-government contract allows DebMed to make its hand hygiene products, and the DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System) for electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring easily available for sale to government agencies under contract number V797D-40030. Federal government buyers and other eligible agencies, including Veterans Administration hospitals, are now able to receive contract pricing for all of DebMed's products and solutions.

GSA is a preferred source for federal government agencies to procure supplies. Products currently offered in the DebMed GSA contract include hand hygiene products such as soap, alcohol-based sanitizer and lotion, as well as the DebMed GMS (Group Monitoring System), an electronic hand hygiene compliance monitoring system for healthcare organizations that can be used with or without the DebMed hand hygiene products. During the next 12 months of the contract, the DebMed product line offering will be expanded to include additional hand hygiene products.

The available DebMed products can be accessed online at GSA Advantage at www.gsaadvantage.gov and the GSA eLibrary at www.gsaelibrary.gsa.gov.

About DebMed®
DebMed is the healthcare program of the Deb Group. The DebMed program offers innovative hand hygiene products, electronic monitoring technology, and improvement tools to support hand hygiene compliance.  The DebMed® GMS™ (Group Monitoring System), winner of the 2013 Frost & Sullivan Hand Hygiene Solutions New Product Innovation Award, is the world's first group monitoring system to report hand hygiene compliance rates based on the World Health Organization's (WHO) "Five Moments for Hand Hygiene" and to date has recorded more than 35 million hand hygiene events.  The system is being utilized in a four year, multi-site research project being conducted by the Columbia University School of Nursing and funded by a $1.2 million grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). For more information, visit www.debmed.com.

About Deb Group
Possessing international scale and strong local market presence, Deb Group provides innovative skin care programs for all types of workplace and public environments, spanning industrial, commercial, healthcare and food sectors.  Headquartered in the United Kingdom with US operations based in Charlotte, NC, Deb Group is comprised of 22 companies operating in 18 countries.  For more information, visit www.debgroup.com.

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