Health Robotics announced that University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) awarded the company a contract to become the largest implementation of Sterile Compounding Automation in the world, including 5 Robots [4 i.v.STATIONs and 1 i.v.STATION ONCO], and complemented by 23 i.v.SOFT workflow applications.
Curtis E. Haas, Director of Pharmacy at University of Rochester Medical Center stated: “Providers throughout the URMC network rely on our pharmacy to provide safe, sterile compounded IV medications for busy inpatient and outpatient services. That’s been a challenge with the reduced opportunity and safety concerns related to outsourcing to compounding pharmacies. Using Health Robotics’ advanced technology and workflow management, we’ll be able to handle all sterile compounding in-house, while managing the volume efficiently and safely.”
Gaspar DeViedma, Health Robotics’ Executive Vice President and Board Member stated: “I couldn’t agree more with Mr. Haas comments on the need for Sterile Compounding Insourcing at hospital pharmacies, especially in light of FDA’s 2013 issuance of Forms 483 to fifty outsourced compounding pharmacies for quality- related problems, and the 2012 tragic meningitis events at NECC. It is indeed an honor for Health Robotics to partner with University of Rochester Medical Center in this new and exciting installation for its world leading IV Automation technology, winning this business from our key competitors. While Health Robotics has extensive experience in prior installations in the United States of America (Brigham & Women’s Hospital) and Turkey (Antalya University Hospital) with 4 Robots each, this contract award certainly tops all prior Health Robotics’ business globally.”
About the University of Rochester Medical Center
The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is one of the nation’s top academic medical centers and is upstate New York’s premier health care delivery network. It is anchored by the 800-bed, Strong Memorial Hospital—the University of Rochester’s primary teaching affiliate—and also includes Highland Hospital, Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong, Thompson Health, Eastman Dental Center, senior living facilities and Visiting Nurse Service, the region’s largest licensed home health agency. Several of Strong Memorial Hospital’s specialty programs consistently rank in “America’s Best Hospitals” in U.S. News & World Report magazine. In addition, Strong Memorial has earned the National Research Corporation’s “Consumer Choice Award” all eighteen years since the award’s inception.