Largest hospital in New Zealand switches to Masimo SET Oximetry

Masimo has announced that Auckland City Hospital, the largest hospital in New Zealand, has performed a hospital-wide conversion to Masimo SET Oximetry.

Auckland City Hospital is the new integrated hospital operated by the Auckland District Health Board. Auckland City Hospital is an amalgam of four hospitals, features over 700 beds, and sees over two million patients per year. Auckland City Hospital has been live with Masimo since it opened its doors in October 2003.

Dr. Nigel Murray, General Manager of Auckland City Hospital, stated, "We are the first hospital in New Zealand to have standardized the use of Masimo SET Oximetry. We believe the sophistication of this technology with its accuracy and reliability will have a major impact on outcomes for patients with poor perfusion and motion. We are pleased with the results so far."

Joe E. Kiani, Chief Executive Officer of Masimo stated, "The acceptance of Masimo Oximetry in the Pacific market demonstrates their attention to the highest standards of patient care. Auckland City Hospital is an engineering marvel and respected center of advanced medicine. We are proud to aid their mission."

August 2003 saw the first patients into Auckland City Hospital, one of New Zealand's largest public building projects. At 80,000 square meters it is the country's centre of the most advanced acute medical procedures. Construction of Auckland City Hospital was very complex. The Auckland District Health Board, formerly operated four discrete hospitals; Auckland Hospital [acute adult], Starship [acute children's] Green Lane Hospital [cardio-thoracic] and National Women's Hospital [maternity, new-born and gynecology]. Auckland City Hospital is an amalgam of these four hospitals, on a single site in the centre of Auckland city.


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