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Harrison's new beds to improve patient safety, comfort - 2/22/2008

In total, 76 new patient beds were delivered to three patient-care units throughout the Bremerton facility this week in a three-day process. Patients were temporarily moved while older beds were replaced with new ones.

Patient and caregiver safety and comfort are at the forefront of the $8,400 bed, designed and manufactured by Stryker, a medical technology firm. Each bed is equipped with fall-prevention features and early-warning safety systems, while a unique air-flow mattress improves patient comfort and protects skin breakdown. Caregivers avoid back strain and injury through the bed’s open architecture and specially designed patient-handling features. A patented in-bed scale system increases staff efficiency and patient comfort. The beds have an approximate 15-year lifespan.

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