LIMERICK, Pa.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Teleflex Incorporated (NYSE:TFX), a leading global provider of medical devices for critical care and surgery, raised $25,000 to benefit the Lifebox Foundation, a charity of the ASA Charitable Foundation, at ANESTHESIOLOGY 2013, October 12-14, in San Francisco.
“Teleflex has a strong history of practical innovation and developing products pioneered by physicians and clinicians that are designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs”
The donation was the capstone of Teleflex's ANESTHESIOLOGY 2013 presence, which included a strong showing of LMA® and Rusch® airway management, Arrow® pain management, and Hudson RCI® respiratory therapy products selected to align with the theme of this year’s meeting, “Global Partners in Quality Outcomes and Patient Safety.”
Cary Vance, President, Anesthesia & Respiratory Division, Teleflex, presented the donation to ASA Charitable Foundation President Alexander A. Hannenberg, M.D., in a ceremony on October 14.
"Teleflex has a strong history of practical innovation and developing products pioneered by physicians and clinicians that are designed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs," said Vance. "We are excited by the opportunity to engage with members of the broader anesthesia community who share our purpose, which is to help promote global healthcare safety."
The Lifebox Foundation helps deliver the world’s foremost low-cost and high-quality pulse oximeter to thousands of people undergoing surgery in under-resourced countries. Pulse oximeters, non-invasive medical devices that check the level of oxygen in a patient’s bloodstream and sound an alarm as soon the slightest unsafe change is detected, are used as a standard in many hospitals in countries such as the United Kingdom and the United States. More than 70,000 operating rooms providing about 31.5 million operations annually in underdeveloped countries do not have pulse oximeters.
Teleflex currently plans to continue to support Lifebox and other organizations that promote global healthcare awareness and safety with initiatives throughout 2014.
About Teleflex Incorporated
Teleflex is a leading global provider of specialty medical devices for a range of procedures in critical care and surgery. Our mission is to provide solutions that enable healthcare providers to improve outcomes and enhance patient and provider safety. Headquartered in Limerick, PA, Teleflex employs approximately 11,500 people worldwide and serves healthcare providers in more than 140 countries. Additional information about Teleflex can be obtained from the company's website at teleflex.com.
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