Hill-Rom Advances Patient Care, Safety and Satisfaction with Launch of New Centrella™ Smart+ Bed Solution

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Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017 – Global medical technology company Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) today announced the launch of a new medical-surgical bed solution for hospitals that offers optimized patient safety, enhanced patient satisfaction and advanced caregiver-focused technology. The new Hill-Rom® Centrella™ Smart+ bed is available now in the U.S., and in Canada in November.

"We are excited to introduce our new med-surg solution, Centrella Smart+ bed, which is revolutionizing the standard of care," said Paul S. Johnson, president, Hill-Rom Patient Support Systems. "We have engineered the new bed system to help reduce patient falls and pressure injuries, which are significant patient safety concerns. In addition, we are introducing new features to elevate the patient experience and provide caregivers with an unprecedented level of information that enhances patient care."

Hill-Rom patient safety applications and new patient experience-oriented features enhance outcomes by employing advanced technologies that work with the Centrella bed to deliver targeted results. For example, the Centrella Smart+ bed has advanced verbal and visual notifications – the first of their kind – and is designed with a scalable platform, providing customers with the ability to add additional features or upgrade their system. To further enhance caregivers' ability to ensure their patients' safety and satisfaction, the Centrella Smart+ bed also integrates Hill-Rom's advanced NaviCare® Patient Safety application.

The Hill-Rom® NaviCare® Patient Safety System integrates technology, services, clinical programs and clinical expertise to specifically prevent and reduce the risk of falls. The NaviCare system automatically activates safety settings on the bed and alerts caregivers when the bed is in an unsafe state.

In addition, the new Hill-Rom Centrella Smart+ bed system includes convenience features such as USB ports and mobile device storage to make accessing those technologies safe and simple for patients. New surfaces deliver advanced therapy without compromising on quietness, and include the ability for patients to adjust the comfort level of their surfaces. These updates improve the overall experience for patients during their hospital stay.

"We have invested significantly – through immersion with customers and research with clinicians to understand their biggest needs – to deliver a full solution that helps solve some of the most persistent and complex patient safety challenges," said Johnson. "Our new med-surg solution – anchored by the Centrella Smart+ bed – delivers extraordinary value through its ability to notify caregivers of potential "never events" before they occur."

About Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.
Hill-Rom is a leading global medical technology company with more than 10,000 employees worldwide. Hill-Rom partners with health care providers in more than 100 countries, across all care settings, by focusing on patient care solutions that improve clinical and economic outcomes in five core areas: Advancing Mobility, Wound Care and Prevention, Patient Monitoring and Diagnostics, Surgical Safety and Efficiency and Respiratory Health. Visit www.hill-rom.com for more information.

The views and opinions expressed in this blog are solely those of the author, and do not represent the views of WoundSource, Kestrel Health Information, Inc., its affiliates, or subsidiary companies.

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