SOURCE: Sysmex Canada

May 16, 2013 08:30 ET

Brockville General Hospital Acquires Canada's First State-of-the-Art Sysmex XN-2000™ Automated Hematology Analyzer

Revolutionary Technology to Benefit Physicians and Patients

BROCKVILLE, ON--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Ontario-based Brockville General Hospital and Sysmex Canada, Inc. today announced the hospital's installation and implementation of a Sysmex XN-2000™ Automated Hematology Analyzer. This is the first analyzer of the new Sysmex® XN-Series suite of products to be installed in Canada. This revolutionary compact automated hematology analyzer provides the hospital's clinical laboratory with expanded clinical and operational capabilities to meet changing workload demands and testing complexity that may accompany an aging population, while withstanding future medical technologist shortages. Brockville General Hospital (BGH) is a five-site community hospital offering full acute care services, including emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, and obstetrical care. The hospital recently marked 125 years of service to the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. Sysmex is a global leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems and services hospitals and healthcare networks, reference laboratories and physicians offices worldwide.

"Our laboratory processes approximately 34,000 CBC hematology samples annually. Therefore, it was imperative for us to purchase technology with a history of known reliability. Less down time means continuity of care. The analyzer's simplified processes also make operation easier, giving us the flexibility to schedule personnel without the intensive training needed to maintain proficiency on different types of analyzers," said Susan Pugh, BGH Lab Manager.

"Above all, this new generation of technology provides us with expanded clinical capabilities that help our physicians impact treatment guidelines, care pathways, patient flow, and therefore quality outcomes," added Dr. Naguib Yassa, BGH Chief of Pathology. The hospital's purchasing decision was determined via a competitive due diligence process whose committee members included clinical laboratory experts in the areas of laboratory medicine, medical technology and information systems.

"We trust the reliability of our Sysmex hematology analyzers, coupled with our post installation and implementation support will help Brockville General Hospital continue to achieve the mission of its founding leaders more than 125 years ago. We are proud to be a part of this heritage and look forward to serving as a valuable partner to Brockville General Hospital," said Carl Rocha, General Manager, Sysmex Canada, Inc. 

About the Sysmex® XN-Series Automated Hematology Analyzers

The Sysmex® XN Series suite of products includes the Sysmex XN-1000™, the Sysmex XN-2000™, the Sysmex XN-3000™ and the Sysmex XN-9000™ Automated Hematology Analyzers. These configurations are built on the award-winning concept of Silent Design®. This design approach provides a simplified system of operation and user interface that enables an expanded parameter menu for a lab's evolving clinical needs; configurable modularity for a lab's workflow needs; and a reagent handling system that saves time and storage space. Regardless of which configuration a lab chooses, each highly productive system operates identically and efficiently.

About Sysmex Canada, Inc.

Sysmex Canada, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sysmex America, Inc., is the Canadian headquarters of Sysmex Corporation (Kobe, Japan). Sysmex is a world leader in clinical laboratory systemization and solutions, including clinical diagnostics, automation and information systems. Serving customers for over 40 years, Sysmex focuses on extending the boundaries of diagnostic science while providing the management information tools that make a real difference in clinical and operational results for people worldwide. For more information about Sysmex Canada, please visit www.sysmex.ca.

About Brockville General Hospital

Brockville General Hospital is a five-site community hospital that recently marked 125 years of service to the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville. The hospital offers full acute care services, including emergency and intensive care, medical/surgical care, and obstetrical care. The hospital also operates various ambulatory clinics, complex/palliative care and rehabilitation facilities, and has oversight for mental health acute care services for Leeds, Grenville and South Lanark. It is a sponsor of Assault Response & Care Centre. BGH employs over 830 staff; in addition, the hospital relies on the support of 150 physicians and almost 400 volunteers. BGH maintains a formal academic relationship with Queen's University in Kingston, and is an active member of the South East LHIN.