COLUMBIA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Impulse Monitoring Inc. (IMI), a leading provider of intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring (IONM) services to hospitals, announced today that it has signed an agreement with The George Washington University Hospital, Washington, DC to provide comprehensive IONM services. The agreement includes real-time professional oversight by experienced physicians.
IONM assesses neurological function involving the brain, spinal cord and related nerve structures during such surgeries. Use of IONM facilitates the surgical process and can reduce surgical risk by providing alerts to surgeons of potential harm to the spinal cord or neural structures.
“After a rigorous and competitive trial period, Impulse emerged as the clear choice,” said Gregg Brown, OR Manager. “They clearly differentiated themselves in their ability to provide exceptional quality, service and value. By effectively supplementing our own in-house coverage, they enabled GW Hospital to successfully expand our intraoperative monitoring capabilities and serve a greater patient population in the areas of spinal cord and brain surgery.”
About The George Washington University Hospital
The George Washington University Hospital is a 371-bed hospital located in Washington, D.C. The mission of The George Washington University Hospital is to provide high-quality healthcare, advanced technology and world-class service to our patients in an academic medical center dedicated to education and research. Since July 1997, The George Washington University Hospital has been jointly owned and operated by a partnership between George Washington University and a subsidiary of Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company that is one of the nation's largest healthcare management companies. On the web at: http://www.gwhospital.com
About Impulse Monitoring
Impulse Monitoring, Inc. (IMI) provides surgical support services to hospitals and other facilities that include intraoperative neuromonitoring (IONM) for spinal, nerve and brain-related surgeries, and autotransfusion (AT). IONM allows early detection of neurological compromise and identification of functional neural structures during surgery. IMI’s AT service captures and cleanses a patient’s own blood before and during surgery, making it available for transfusion instead of donated blood. Visit the IMI website at: www.imi.net.
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