Aiken Regional Medical Centers Provides Patients With A Lifting Experience

Aiken, SC—According to the United States Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (2009), sprain, strain and tear injuries accounted for 40% of total injury and illness requiring days away from work.  Overexertion accounted for 48% of the cases for nursing aids and orderlies.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers has implemented a facility wide program (Diligent) that utilizes assistive equipment and devices to help caregivers safely lift and move patients. ARMC will spend nearly half a million dollars to implement the program throughout the hospital but will in-turn help prevent patient injuries as well as staff injuries.

Other facilities across the country have implemented this comprehensive, clinically safe patient-handling program and it's been very successful with significant reductions in staff injuries while improving patient outcomes. Over the next few weeks, the Diligent clinical support consultants will be training Aiken Regional clinical providers on how to lift and move patients with the new equipment.  

Administrative Director of Clinical Operations, Cathy Robey-Williams says, "It's not only our mission to provide the highest quality care for our patients but to also make sure that our caregivers physical demands are met on the job.  This in turn will help provide the best experience for our patients thus exceeding their expectations while at ARMC."

"Providing quality healthcare means taking care of both our patients and our staff," says Carlos Milanes, chief executive officer at Aiken Regional Medical Centers.

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Aiken Regional Medical Centers is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc.(UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, that is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation.        

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