Masimo Partners with St. Joseph Hoag Health to Open a Wellness Center for Employees inside their Headquarters

August 26, 2015

New Wellness Center is the latest edition of St. Joseph Hoag Health’s pioneering integrated medical care and lifestyle management for worksite wellness

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 26, 2015-- Expanding on St. Joseph Hoag Health’s successful efforts to bring health and wellness services directly into the workplaces, Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) has teamed with the integrated health care system to bring a new wellness center to its worldwide headquarters at 52 Discovery in Irvine, California. The new Masimo Wellness Center will offer wellness services beginning August 25, 2015 and medical services will begin in September 2015. The center is staffed daily by a full-time wellness coach and registered nurse.

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The center will serve 550 employees located in Irvine. The walk-in facility offers integrated wellness and medical services ranging from health coaching, education, and screenings to onsite lab draws and flu shots. The center uniquely features telehealth that allows for primary episodic care for common illnesses and conditions, all delivered virtually through St. Joseph Hoag Health’s telemedicine network. St. Joseph Hoag Health manages the center and provides clinical and operations expertise.

“We are excited about this new addition to our wellness program,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder and CEO of Masimo. “Our team consists of talented individuals who are passionate about saving lives. They go above and beyond each and every day. This new wellness center is designed to help our team stay healthy. When we looked at offering medical services onsite, we immediately thought of St. Joseph Hoag Health.”

“Access and convenience are cited as top reasons why employees don’t seek health care – it just doesn’t fit readily into busy daily routines,” said Richard Afable, MD, MPH, president & CEO of St. Joseph Hoag Health. “St. Joseph Hoag Health is committed to partnering with companies to improve workforce health through the effective management of overall costs.”

“Our collaboration with Masimo is another exciting step forward in our commitment to help people live healthier lives by being more available to them where they work and live,” said Annette Walker, Executive Vice President of Strategic Services for St. Joseph Hoag Health. “The wellness center concept is about connecting with people within the ordinary patterns of their lives. Doing so provides powerful opportunities for us to make it easier for individuals – and businesses and our communities – to better maintain health and overall well-being.”

St. Joseph Hoag Health operates four other wellness centers in Orange County, all of which have been launched within the past year. This includes the DRIVE Wellness Center for Western Digital, which opened in July 2015 at the company’s international headquarters in Irvine. The other wellness centers (called Wellness Corners) are also in Irvine at the Jamboree Center business complex, The Village Irvine Spectrum apartments and the Park Place corporate office of St. Joseph Health (the parent organization of St. Joseph Hoag Health).

About St. Joseph Hoag Health

St. Joseph Hoag Health is a historic alliance for Orange County, laying the foundation for sweeping changes in the delivery and accessibility of high quality health care. Combined, St. Joseph Hoag Health has earned some of the highest honors for medical care, including Magnet designation for many of its hospitals (the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence). Drawing upon the strengths of renowned health care organizations, St. Joseph Hoag Health focuses on meeting the big challenges of health care today, including expanding access, improving wellness and preventive services, ensuring quality and developing more efficient methods in the delivery of care. The network includes flagship hospitals (Hoag Newport Beach, Hoag Irvine, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Mission HospitalLaguna Beach, St. Joseph Hospital Orange and St. Jude Medical Center), eight medical groups and physician networks and numerous outpatient and urgent care facilities in Orange County. The network is also affiliated with CHOC Children’s and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

About Masimo

Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient care – helping solve “unsolvable” problems. In 1995, the company debuted Measure-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, known as Masimo SET®, which virtually eliminated false alarms and increased pulse oximetry's ability to detect life-threatening events. More than 100 independent and objective studies have shown that Masimo SET® outperforms other pulse oximetry technologies, even under the most challenging clinical conditions, including patient motion and low peripheral perfusion. In 2005, Masimo introduced rainbow Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously could only be measured invasively, including total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOC™), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), and Pleth Variability Index (PVI®), in addition to SpO2, pulse rate, and perfusion index (PI). Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at @MasimoInnovates

Masimo, SET, Signal Extraction Technology, Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications, rainbow, SpHb, SpOC, SpCO, SpMet, PVI are trademarks or registered trademarks of Masimo.

Source: Masimo

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