Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucia Is First in Spain to Install Masimo Patient SafetyNet™ System for Improved Oversight of its Neonatal Care Unit

CARTAGENA, Spain and IRVINE, Calif., March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospital General Universitario Santa Lucia, and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) today announced that the hospital has become the first in Spain to deploy Masimo Patient SafetyNet™, clinically shown to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.1

General Universitario Santa Lucia installed the Patient SafetyNet system to provide advanced monitoring of its most vulnerable patients in the neonatal basic care unit. Patient SafetyNet can help ensure patient safety by noninvasively and continuously measuring a patient's physiological conditions and detecting changes or abnormalities that signal declining health status in real-time. When changes occur in the measured values, which may indicate deterioration in the patient's condition, the system automatically sends wireless alerts directly to clinicians – prompting a potentially lifesaving response to the patient's bedside.

"The Patient SafetyNet implementation has enabled us to develop a process of admission for newborns that allows them to stay with their parents in a rooming-in basis, offering the maximum safety for these especially vulnerable patients," said Dr. Jose Luis Leante Castellanos, head of Santa Lucia's Neonatology Unit. "The staff has been extremely satisfied with the system."

The Masimo Patient SafetyNet system consists of Masimo SET® Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion™ pulse oximetry, with choice of patient-tolerant and easy-to-use ventilation monitoring with rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring or standard capnography, and remote monitoring and notification to help keep clinicians connected to patients. Patient SafetyNet has been clinically shown to help reduce rapid response activations, intensive care unit (ICU) transfers, and deaths related to opioid-induced respiratory depression.1

Masimo founder and CEO Joe Kiani stated: "We are truly proud and honored that General Universitario Santa Lucia, one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Spain, has selected Masimo technology to help protect patients and improve patient outcomes. Parents can be confident that with the Masimo Patient SafetyNet system, their little loved ones are being safely monitored at the bedside even when clinical staff is not in the room."

1 Taenzer A, Blike G, McGrath S, Pyke J, Herrick M, Renaud C, Morgan J. "Postoperative Monitoring – The Dartmouth Experience." Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation Newsletter Spring-Summer 2012. Available online

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care—helping solve "unsolvable" problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to help clinicians detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies have shown that Masimo SET® outperforms other pulse oximetry technologies, even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow ® Pulse CO-Oximetry™ technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures; total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), PVI®, and perfusion index (PI), in addition to measure-through motion SpO2, and pulse rate. In 2008, Masimo introduced Patient SafetyNet™, a remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system designed to help hospitals avoid preventable deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events. In 2009, Masimo introduced rainbow® Acoustic Monitoring, the first-ever commercially available noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa™). Masimo SET® and Masimo rainbow® technologies also can be found in over 100 multiparameter patient monitors from over 50 medical device manufacturers around the world. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care ... by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications®." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions that all neonatal patients at General Universitario Santa Lucia will be cared for using the most technologically and clinically-advanced noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available; risks related to our belief that Masimo Patient SafetyNet can help keep patients safer by noninvasively, continuously measuring and tracking their underlying physiological condition to help hospitals avoid preventable patient deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events, risks related to our assumptions of the repeatability of clinical results obtained, and risks related to the system's ability to significantly decrease traumatic critical events and costly ICU transfers to help improve patient outcomes and reduce costs; as well as other factors discussed in the "Risk Factors" section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which may be obtained for free at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today's date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these forward-looking statements or the "Risk Factors" contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

Media Contact:


Ana Ma Meseguer Barrionuevo

Mike Drummond

General Universitario Santa Lucia

Masimo Corporation

Phone: 34 618 68 10 01

Phone: (949) 297-7434

Email: anam.meseguer@carm.es 

Email: mdrummond@masimo.com

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