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South Shore Hospital Standardizes to Masimo SET® Pulse Oximetry for Improved Patient Monitoring

June 19, 2013

WEYMOUTH, Mass. and IRVINE, Calif., June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) and South Shore Hospital, ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report (2012-13), jointly announce that South Shore Hospital has converted to Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry and sensor technologies, used at leading health organizations worldwide.

Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry virtually eliminates false alarms(1) and increases a clinician’s ability to detect life-threatening events(2 )- helping to substantially contribute to improved patient outcomes and patient safety. Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry also has been shown to help clinicians reduce retinopathy of prematurity(3), detect critical congenital heart disease in newborns(4), and save lives in post-surgical floors, recovery(2), labor and delivery rooms(5), and ICUs(6).

“With Masimo SET(®), we’re able to get better SpO(2) measurements in patients during states of low perfusion and motion artifact,” said Charlie Arienti, Director of Respiratory Therapy at South Shore Hospital. “With Masimo, the signal processing is better and the results are reliable.”

South Shore Hospital’s conversion to Masimo SET(®) pulse oximetry is in keeping with the healthcare organization’s dedication to excellence in care and delivering the best possible results for its patients. More than 100 independent clinical studies have confirmed that Masimo SET(®) technology allows clinicians to accurately monitor blood oxygen saturation in the most challenging conditions, including patient movement and low peripheral perfusion.

“We are happy to have forged this great partnership with South Shore Hospital, which like other leading healthcare organizations is demonstrating its commitment to patient safety and care by taking advantage of our breakthrough Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry technology performance,” said Masimo Founder and CEO Joe Kiani. “We value this relationship with South Shore, and together look forward to helping their skilled and dedicated staff meet and exceed their patient care needs.”

1 Shah N, Ragaswamy H, Govindugari K, Estanol L. “Performance of three new-generation pulse oximeters during motion and low perfusion in volunteers.” Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2012 (10.1016/j.jclinane.2011.10.012) Available online here
2 Taenzer, Andreas H.; Pyke, Joshua B.; McGrath, Susan P.; Blike, George T. “Impact of Pulse Oximetry Surveillance on Rescue Events and Intensive Care Unit Transfers: A Before-and-After Concurrence Study.” Anesthesiology, February 2010, Vol. 112, Issue 2. Available online here
3 Chow L.C., Wright K.W., Sola A.; CSMC Oxygen Administration Study Group. “Can Changes in Clinical Practice Decrease the Incidence of Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity in Very Low Birth Weight Infants?” Pediatrics. 2003 Feb;111(2):339-45.
4 de Wahl Granelli A, Wennergren M, Sandberg K, et al. Impact of pulse oximetry screening on detection of duct dependent congenital heart disease: a Swedish prospective screening study in 39,821 newborns. BMJ 2009; 338: a3037.
5 Baquero H, Alviz R, Castillo A, Neira F, Sola A. “Avoiding Hyperoxemia During Neonatal Resuscitation: Time To Response Of Different SpO2 Monitors.” Acta Paed April 2011 Vol. 100, Issue 4, pp 515-518. Published online here
6 Goldstein MR, Martin GI, Sindel BD, Furman GI, Ochikubo C, Yand L. SatSeconds Alarm Management Misses Short Desaturations Common to Periodic Breathing and Infantile Apnea. Pediatric Research 2001;49(4):400A/2296.

About South Shore Hospital
South Shore Hospital is a 378-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe. Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

About Masimo
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care–helping solve “unsolvable” problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET(®), which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry’s ability to help clinicians detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies have shown that Masimo SET(®) outperforms other pulse oximetry technologies, even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow SET(®) Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures; total hemoglobin (SpHb(®)), oxygen content (SpOC(TM)), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO(®)), methemoglobin (SpMet(®)), PVI(®), and perfusion index (PI), in addition to measure-through motion SpO(2), and pulse rate. In 2008, Masimo introduced Patient SafetyNet(TM), a remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system designed to help hospitals avoid preventable deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events. In 2009, Masimo introduced rainbow(®) Acoustic Monitoring(TM), the first-ever commercially available noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa(TM)). Masimo SET(®) and Masimo rainbow(®) technologies also can be found in over 100 multiparameter patient monitors from over 50 medical device manufacturers around the world. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of “Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care … by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications(®).” Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, in connection with the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations about future events affecting us and are subject to risks and uncertainties, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control and could cause our actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed in our forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors, including, but not limited to: risks related to our assumptions that the hospital-wide conversion ensures that all South Shore Hospital patients will be cared for using the most technologically and clinically-advanced noninvasive patient monitoring solutions available; risks related to our belief that Masimo SET provides real-time results for all patients to help clinicians to more rapidly assess, diagnose, and treat every patient;as well as other factors discussed in the “Risk Factors” section of our most recent reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which may be obtained for free at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in our forward-looking statements are reasonable, we do not know whether our expectations will prove correct. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of today’s date. We do not undertake any obligation to update, amend or clarify these statements or the “Risk Factors” contained in our most recent reports filed with the SEC, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under the applicable securities laws.

    Media Contacts:

    Sarah Darcy                   Mike Drummond

    South Shore Hospital          Masimo Corporation

    Phone: (781) 624-8970         (949) 297-7434

    Email: sarah_darcy@sshosp.org mdrummond@masimo.com

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