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March 26, 2015 09:13 ET

Penn Highlands DuBois Installs Masimo SedLine Brain Function Monitoring

DUBOIS, PA and IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 26, 2015) - Penn Highlands DuBois -- with one of the best hospital safety scores as reported by the Leapfrog Group -- announced today it has selected Masimo's (NASDAQ: MASI) SedLine® brain function monitoring through the Root® patient monitoring and display platform to monitor patients under anesthesia or sedation.

Penn Highlands DuBois had been using Bispectral Index™ (BIS™) technology from Covidien.

"SedLine gives us more data on depths of anesthesia, and the Root technology platform allows us more additional Masimo MOC-9 technology options down the road to expand to fit our critical care monitoring needs," said Aaron DeVallance, MSN, CRNA, Director of Anesthesia at Penn Highlands. "The real-time numbers are faster to display -- so it gives us a rapid update on the anesthetic status of our patients, allowing for a faster response time and more timely decisions."

Root offers Masimo's SedLine® brain function monitoring, which provides four channels of EEG to help clinicians better understand the effects of anesthesia on the brain. SedLine measures the effects of anesthesia and sedation by monitoring both sides of the brain's electrical activity. As such, SedLine provides a wealth of EEG-based data, which can help clinicians monitor anesthesia.

"Time matters, of course, when it comes to clinical decisions," DeVallance added. "But SedLine also offers us cost savings. We're not over-sedating patients, so we're not wasting (anesthesia) gases."

"We are proud that after careful consideration, Penn Highlands DuBois selected Masimo Root with Sedline for its brain functioning monitoring needs," said Dr. Stephen Barker, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of Masimo. "Sedline can help continuously monitor a patient's level of anesthesia and sedation in the OR and ICU settings, enabling clinicians to monitor anesthesia."

About Penn Highlands DuBois
Penn Highlands DuBois offers residents of west central Pennsylvania a rare combination of technologically advanced health care in a warm, friendly environment. Widely recognized as one of the leading health centers of its kind in the commonwealth, Penn Highlands DuBois is an oasis of clinical and technical excellence, with a focus on patient-centered care. Visit https://www.phhealthcare.org/

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 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 SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com. @masimoinnovates

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