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The Augusta Chronicle: AU Health, Philips celebrate fruits of alliance

Members of the media were invited to tour AU Medical Center and hear about the many accomplishments thus far in the 15-year, $300 million alliance the hospital signed with Philips in June 2013.

More than 800 pieces of equipment have been installed, and several process improvements have been implemented in order to improve patient care, based on input from clinicians, staff, patients, families and a Joint Operating Committee. A few of the wins include decreasing alarm fatigue, providing a more child-friendly radiology experience, and improving patient monitoring, particularly in telemetry.

In addition, the health system has seen an annual average of about $8 million in capital expense savings.

You can find our more of the story by visiting any of these new coverage links:

The Augusta Chronicle: AU Health, Philips celebrating fruits of alliance
Dec. 1, 2016
WFXG Fox 54: Augusta University partners with Philips…
Nov. 30, 2016
WJBF News Channel 6: AU Health partnership w/Philips saves money, lives
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Denise Parrish

Denise Parrish is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-9566 or mparrish@augusta.edu.