LOUISVILLE, Colo., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Building on a track record of serving the nation's top ranked hospitals, Medivance® Inc. is pleased to announce that on the U.S. News & World Report 2011-12 Honor Roll, all of the first 10 hospitals are users of its Targeted Temperature Management™ product, the Arctic Sun®. The announcement was made by Robert Kline, President & CEO, who stated, "It is often said that you are known by the company you keep, and we are honored to be affiliated with the top tier of the U.S. News 2011-2012 Honor Roll. The Medivance Team is very proud of this achievement."
Body temperature, systematically measured and reported as a vital sign, contributes to maintenance of normal physiology and affects the processes leading to recovery after illness. Intentional manipulation of body temperature has therefore emerged as a key treatment strategy for hospitals. The Medivance® Arctic Sun® brings precision Targeted Temperature Management™ to the highest level of performance available today for intentionally manipulating body temperature as a treatment strategy.
"Our Arctic Sun® 5000 is really the only product in the market that can achieve, with precision, a prescribed order set for temperature management with consistency for each patient. This is of particular importance in the hospital environment for Continuous Quality Improvement , thus it's not surprising the highest-performing Honor Roll hospitals make use of our technology," Kline explained.
The hospitals are Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.; Cleveland Clinic; Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles; New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y.; UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston; Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.; and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
The Honor Roll, which lists 17 hospitals overall, was released July 19 online and will be available on newsstands through November 29. Quoting the U.S. News website: "A place on the Best Hospitals Honor Roll is reserved for medical centers that demonstrate unusually high expertise across multiple specialties, scoring at or near the top in at least six of 16 specialties. Just 17 of the nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated for the 2011-12 rankings qualified. Hospitals with the highest scores in a given specialty received 2 Honor Roll points; those with slightly lower scores received 1 point.* Honor Roll standing was determined by the total number of Honor Roll points across all 16 specialties." For more information, visit: http://health.usnews.com/health-news/best-hospitals/articles/2011/07/18/best-hospitals-2011-12-the-honor-roll .
In June, Mr. Kline received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2011 Mountain Desert Award in the Health Care & Life Sciences category. According to Ernst & Young LLP, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Mr. Kline was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a gala event at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts on June 16, 2011. For more information, visit: http://www.medivance.com/pr_2011-06-21.htm.
About Medivance® Inc.
Medivance®, founded in 1998, has grown from a pure start-up to market leadership in the rapidly expanding field of Targeted Temperature Management™ therapy. The company's flagship Arctic Sun® Temperature Management System has been utilized to treat tens of thousands of critically ill patients throughout the world. Medivance employs over 50 employees in the Boulder Valley and nearly 100 worldwide. For more information, visit: http://www.medivance.com.
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