Mattress Integrity Assessment launches
PRESS RELEASE (CANADA)
LAUNCH OF MATTRESS INTEGRITY ASSESSMENT AND CLEANPATCH® INSTALLATION SERVICES INTO HEALTHCARE FACILITIES ACROSS CANADA
October 13, 2015 – Hygiene Performance Solutions Inc. (“HPS”) and Surface Medical Inc. (“SMI”) announced today a partnership to bring a new Infection Prevention and Control service to Canadian Hospitals: Mattress Integrity Assessment (“MIA”) and CleanPatch® installation services.
Hospital mattresses are the workhorse of the Canadian healthcare system and are a potential point of transmission of pathogens that can lead to healthcare associated infections (“HAI”). HAI are one of the most expensive and challenging issues in Canadian healthcare, with more than 200,000 patients contracting an HAI annually and resulting in over 8,000 deaths. Surveys have shown that as many as 50 percent of mattresses on hospital and senior living facility beds, stretchers and examination tables are compromised, putting patients at increased risk of infection.
HPS is pleased to provide the MIA and repair services using CleanPatch®. The MIA service offers a disciplined approach to assessing, repairing, monitoring and tracking hospital mattresses. By using CleanPatch®, healthcare facilities have an affordable solution to realize the expected service life of their products by avoiding premature replacement. The MIA service will deliver practical risk mitigation and a strong cost avoidance proposition.
“We are pleased to offer the MIA program which aligns with our Leverage Your Existing Spend℠ solutions model,” says HPS President, Mark Heller. “The launch of MIA services in Canada means that hospitals and senior living facilities no longer have reason to delay improving safety and can avoid unnecessary costs at the same time.”
“Surface integrity and cleanliness is fundamental to infection control practices, which is why hundreds of hospitals have adopted CleanPatch®,” stated Fabrizio Chiacchia, President and CEO of SMI. “Our company is committed to creating great new products and services. Collaborating with Mark and his team will enable faster and deeper delivery of these solutions for the benefit of patients and practitioners.”
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About Surface Medical Inc.
Surface Medical Inc. is an Alberta-based medical device company dedicated to creating innovative products that reduce the transfer of infection and help facilitate the safe administration of healthcare for the benefit of practitioners and patients alike. Our flagship product is CleanPatch®, a medical surface repair patch, designed to restore damaged mattresses to an intact and hygienic state.
About Hygiene Performance Solutions Inc.
Mississauga, ON, based Hygiene Performance Solutions Inc. (HPS) is an environmental hygiene and infection prevention and control, consulting, performance coaching, and solutions implementation service. We serve hospitals, long term care facilities, and ambulatory care clinics, from coast to coast.
Surface Medical Contact:
Fab Chiacchia, President and CEO
Hygiene Performance Solutions Contact:
Mark Heller, President