Swedish Medical Center Selects Sunnex Task Lamps to Illuminate Workspace for Anesthesiologists

April 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
NATICK, MASSACHUSETTS, USA – April 17, 2007 – Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Wash., is illuminating the workspace for its anesthesiologists, and ultimately improving patient care, with the installation of Sunnex halogen task lighting on its anesthesia machines.

“Improving the reliability and quality of workspace illumination by installing new Sunnex task lighting for our anesthesiologists creates a safer and more productive environment for them to do their tasks and improves the overall environment of care for our patients,” said Steve Sands, C.B.E.T., Swedish Medical Center, the largest, most comprehensive, nonprofit health provider in the Pacific Northwest. The Center includes three hospital campuses, a freestanding emergency room and specialty center, and a network of 12 primary-care clinics.

“The new Sunnex task lights are a 100 percent improvement,” said Sands. He said the previous use of clip-on task lamps didn’t provide the light the staff needed for their tasks. The clip-on models also proved to be a nuisance as they were prone to falling off the equipment.

Sands’ solution focused on the selection of Sunnex’s easily integratable model HS 705 halogen task lighting. The task lights feature a compact head made of high impact polyamide plastic that allows for unobstructed views of a workspace. The task lamps are highly customizable and particularly ideal for use in small or hard to reach areas. They feature a high intensity 20 watt halogen bulb, which delivers more than 2,000 hours of life, and are available in either a flexible gooseneck or articulating arm, and a variety of lengths and mounting configurations.

Sands ordered nearly 50 of the Sunnex task lights, configured with either a 20-inch or a 27-inch gooseneck and with a power switch and dimmer on the head – to further improve ease-of-use. He mounted the task lamps directly to each of medical center’s anesthesia machines.

“The permanent mount provides a safer and more flexible task lighting solution while the Sunnex HS 705 task lights deliver more than enough focused bright, white light needed to both illuminate the equipment meters and to perform any of their required tasks,” he said.

“Everyone agrees,” said Sands, “that our new Sunnex task lighting is a pretty slick solution.”

For more information about Sunnex task lighting, visit http://www.sunnexonline.com/tasklights, email info@sunnex.com, or call 1-508-651-0009, or toll-free 1-800-445-7869.

About Sunnex, Inc.
Sunnex is a leading designer and manufacturer of innovative, quality surgical, examination, and task lights, with 30 years of medical industry experience. Sunnex lights offer extensive reach, low maintenance, unparalleled flexibility, and are installed in top hospitals and clinics around the world. Headquartered in Natick, Mass., Sunnex is an ISO 9002 registered company with sales and service representatives located worldwide. For more information, visit www.sunnexmedical.com or call 1-508-651-0009, or toll-free 1-800-445-7869.

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