Seventy-Nine Swisslog Customers Among the Nation’s 100 Top Hospitals

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Swisslog customers among Thomson Reuters’ 2011 list of the 100 Top Hospitals®

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced that 79 of its customers have been named to Thomson Reuters’ 2011 list of the 100 Top Hospitals®.

Published annually since 1993, the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best U.S. hospitals. These healthcare facilities do not apply for inclusion on the Thomson Reuters list nor do they pay for this honor.

Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals. According to Thomson Reuters, its study is unique in that it evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

Based on the results of its study, Thomson Reuters concluded that if all hospitals performed at the same level as the 100 Top Hospitals:

1.    Nearly 116,000 additional patients would survive each year;
2.    More than 197,000 patient complications would be avoided annually;
3.    Expense per adjusted discharge would drop by $462; and
4.    The average patient stay would decrease by half a day.

“All of us at Swisslog are very proud to be partners with so many of the 100 Top Hospitals,” said Charlie Kegley, president of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions North America. “Our materials transport and medication management systems are designed to aid our customers in delivering quality healthcare faster, safer and with greater efficiency. As such, we believe we contributed in helping them achieve high marks for operational excellence. We will continue to provide the very best products, service and support to all of our hospital customers, realizing that their success strengthens the communities in which we all live and work.”

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and medication management systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, CO. Stay connected with Swisslog Healthcare Solutions on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit http://www.swisslog.com.

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