The Posey Company Joins National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council

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Company joins non-profit’s Corporate Council to advance patient safety care through dialogue.

Posey Company CEO and President Ernie Posey said, “We at the Posey Company enthusiastically champion industry efforts to come together for the sake of patient care improvement."

The Posey Company, a leader in the design and manufacture of innovative and reliable patient safety solutions, today announced it has joined the Corporate Council at the National Patient Safety Foundation® (NPSF), an organization committed to improving the safety and quality of the healthcare system.

Of increasing importance in the United States and abroad is the adoption of protocols and programs to reduce patient injury due to unnecessary falls, especially in-hospital, and with the least restriction possible. The Posey Company stands on a long history of delivering solutions that aid in both acute and long-term patient care while maintaining patient safety.

Whether in hospital or at an extended-care facility, the Posey mission singularly focuses on upholding patient quality of care and peace of mind. For patients who are disoriented or debilitated, the Posey StaySafe™ Bed, for example, offers a secure, reliable, and managed environment for both the patient and caregiver. Posey products have become vital components of systems designed around patient protection.

NPSF develops transformative programs and initiatives designed to accelerate and drive positive change in order to achieve safer patient care. The Corporate Council program at NPSF provides a forum for solutions providers to work with healthcare providers, hospital executives, and patient and family representatives in facilitating implementation of vital patient safety measures. The Posey Company joins a diverse group of solutions providers on the Corporate Council, each with a unique perspective to further the patient safety mission.

Upon joining the Corporate Council, Posey Company CEO and President Ernie Posey said, “We at the Posey Company enthusiastically champion industry efforts to come together for the sake of patient care improvement. Ultimately, through our participation on the National Patient Safety Foundation Corporate Council, we hope to help improve patient outcomes in as many ways and as many times as possible.”

“I am thrilled to welcome the Posey Company to the Corporate Council at NPSF,” said Diane Pinakiewicz, NPSF president. “This alignment of interests provides both our organizations with remarkable opportunities for learning and generating the ideas for change under our shared goal of improving healthcare.”

About Posey Company
Posey Company delivers innovative patient safety solutions—including products and in-service support for fall management, bed safety, wound prevention, wheelchair seating, and restraint/restraint alternatives—to hospitals, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers. Our offerings create care advantages for a wide variety of patients from pediatrics to adults, for brain injury, stroke, and even dementia patients. The company is headquartered in California and operates globally. Visit http://www.posey.com for more information.

About The National Patient Safety Foundation
The National Patient Safety Foundation® has been diligently pursuing one mission since its founding in 1997—to improve the safety of the healthcare system for the patients and families it serves. As the widely recognized voice of patient safety, NPSF is unwavering in its determined and committed focus on uniting disciplines and organizations across the continuum of care, championing a collaborative, inclusive, multi-stakeholder approach. NPSF is an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Visit http://www.npsf.org for more information.

Forward-Looking Statements – Posey Company
Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed herein are forward-looking, reflect numerous assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control and may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any changes in events or circumstances arising after the date hereof.

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