St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Implements the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene Reminder System

GAINESVILLE, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- HyGreen, Inc. announced today that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, an international leader in the research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases, has implemented the HyGreen® Hand Hygiene Reminder System in its Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.

HyGreen® is designed to remind healthcare workers to wash their hands. After washing, healthcare workers place their hands under the HyGreen® hand wash sensor that sends a wireless "all clean" message to a badge worn by the healthcare worker. A wireless monitor above the patient bed searches for the message. If it's absent, the badge vibrates, to remind the healthcare worker to wash before patient contact. All interactions are recorded in a database providing an objective means of assessment of hand hygiene by Infection Control.

The HyGreen® system was designed to reflect guidelines from leading industry experts, including the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Joint Commission. A recent study on the efficacy of HyGreen® was presented at SHEA 2011 and showed an 89% reduction in infections.

"For over 50 years, St. Jude has built its reputation as one of the top children’s research hospitals in the world. Due to this stature among children’s research hospitals, we're pleased and proud to have been selected to be their choice for a hand hygiene technology solution. Not only will HyGreen® help the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital protect pediatric patients from hand hygiene related hospital-associated infections, it will also help the hospital bottom line," says HyGreen, Inc. CEO Craig T. Davenport. "Recent changes in Medicare regulations will reduce payments to hospitals for costs associated with hospital acquired infections. Using HyGreen, hospitals have a tool to help combat infections, enhance patient safety and save money."

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is internationally recognized for its pioneering research and treatment of children with cancer and other catastrophic diseases. Ranked the No. 1 pediatric cancer hospital by Parents magazine and the No. 1 children’s cancer hospital by U.S. News & World Report, St. Jude is the first and only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center devoted solely to children. Founded in 1962 by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, St. Jude freely shares its discoveries with scientific and medical communities around the world. St. Jude is financially supported by thousands of individual donors, organizations and corporations without which the hospital’s work would not be possible. For more information, go to www.stjude.org.

About HyGreen, Inc.

HyGreen, Inc. is an innovative technology company whose mission is to improve lives by safeguarding health through technology. Its HyGreen® Hand Hygiene product provides hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, doctor’s offices, restaurants and educational institutions with the tools to measure hand hygiene, improve hand hygiene behaviors, increase facility quality and decrease infection control costs.



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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Health  Hospitals  Infectious Diseases  Oncology  Nursing  General Health

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