AccuVein’s units now in use at 10 Banner Health facilities

Long Island, NY — December 1, 2011 — AccuVein Inc., a global leader in medical imaging technology and the creator of the world’s only hand-held, non-contact vein illumination device, announced that to date it has sold and installed 64 units to Banner Health, one of the largest nonprofit healthcare systems in the country. Banner’s purchase of 64 units is further evidence that another health provider is moving toward vein illumination as a standard of care.
Venipuncture is the most common invasive medical procedure worldwide with an estimated 2.7 million procedures conducted every day in the United States alone. Studies show that up to one third of these attempts to access a vein fail the first time, creating unnecessary patient discomfort as well as additional costs.  Vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device helps healthcare professionals locate veins for blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation by projecting a safe pattern of light on a patient’s skin that reveals the position of underlying veins.
“The device is portable and easy to use,” said Jackie Malamitsas, RN, Clinical Manager for the Patient Transition Center at Banner Desert Medical Center. “Working in patient transition, I find the device very helpful because we frequently have to place IVs in patients that are being admitted to the hospital.”

Ron Goldman, AccuVein CEO said, “Banner Health has been recognized as a leader in quality clinical care and their adoption of vein illumination is further evidence of their commitment to patient safety and comfort. We are proud to be their vein illumination device of choice.”

About AccuVein Inc.
AccuVein Inc. is a global leader in medical imaging solutions. Its breakthrough product allows health care professionals to see a map of peripheral veins on the skin’s surface with the goal of improving vascular access procedures including blood draw, IV infusion and blood donation.
The device is the world’s only portable, non-contact vein illumination solution. It is built on AccuVein’s proprietary technology as embodied in its growing patent portfolio that covers a broad range of imaging and medical diagnostic technologies

Vein illumination with AccuVein’s breakthrough device in use at more than 1,000 hospitals and available for sale in 96 countries worldwide. To see a demonstration of vein illumination, please visit accuvein.com.
For more information and to speak with company officials, please contact Shep Doniger at 561-637-5750 or sdoniger@bdcginc.com.

About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or leases 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including family clinics, home care and hospice services, and a nursing registry. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. To learn more go to http://www.bannerhealth.com/.