ISS Solutions Assists Kennedy Health System Prepare for the American Osteopathic Association Biomedical Equipment Inspection

Langhorne, PA, June 15, 2006— ISS Solutions, a leading provider of specialized clinical engineering and information technology lifecycle management services, recently assisted Kennedy Health System, a New Jersey-based healthcare provider, in meeting the biomedical equipment inspection requirements of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The AOA inspection encompassed 1,500 clinical devices across three Kennedy campuses.

For the 2-week period leading up to the AOA inspection, Kennedy Health System partnered with ISS Solutions to augment their in-house biomedical staff. Kennedy’s in-house group was already performing at peak efficiency, so short-term staffing resources were required to insure 100% inspection compliance.

ISS Solutions checked all 1,500 biomedical devices for safety compliance. They performed required maintenance services and prepared paperwork for the inspectors’ review.

Kennedy’s and ISS Solutions’ hard work resulted in a smooth AOA inspection. Kennedy Health System was assured that all its biomedical devices were supporting its own high standards of patient care.

Kennedy Health System’s Director of Technical Engineering Support & Management Information Systems, William A. Trueworthy, commented on finding the right partner to prepare for this important inspection. “We run a very lean department. When disability caused a critical staff shortage we were in a tight spot. An AOA inspection was staring us in the face and we needed to address their special requirements ASAP. I called ISS Solutions (and others) and asked if they could move quickly and help us solve our problem. I selected ISS Solutions because they moved so fast. Within days, we had a contract and people on site. Their employees are friendly and experienced. ISS did a spectacular job for us. We aced the inspection.”  Peter Brooks, CEO of ISS Solutions commented, “Our business model enables us to quickly respond to client needs, including spikes in workload. We deploy a talented group of clinical engineering professionals, many of whom share their time among multiple clients.”

Because ISS Solutions augmented Kennedy’s staff, the entire healthcare enterprise met regulatory compliance standards. This positively affects the biomedical engineering department, hospital administration, and the patients and community Kennedy serves.

About ISS Solutions

ISS Solutions, a Geisinger company, provides specialized technology lifecycle management solutions to healthcare and commercial organizations in the mid-Atlantic region. For more than 30 years, their experts have helped organizations maximize performance through timely, accurate and cost-effective clinical engineering and information technology support services that increase productivity and ensure regulatory compliance. Their extensive service offering is customizable and can be applied selectively or as part of a single-source managed services program. For more information, visit www.ISSsolutions.com or call ISS Solutions at 215-752-2221.

About Kennedy Health System

Kennedy Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery system providing a full continuum of healthcare services, ranging from acute-care hospitals to a broad spectrum of outpatient and wellness programs. A multi-site healthcare provider, Kennedy serves the residents of Camden, Burlington and Gloucester counties. For more information, visit www.kennedyhealth.org.

About the American Osteopathic Association

The AOA, representing over 56,000 osteopathic physicians, is the primary certifying body for D.O.s, and is the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical colleges and health care facilities. Inspections promote excellence in the delivery of quality, cost-effective healthcare. For more information, visit www.osteopathic.org.

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