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Cardinal Health Introduces Hospital Quality at Home™ Products

DUBLIN, Ohio, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health, which provides medical products and services to many of America's most prestigious medical institutions, today announced the launch of the Hospital Quality at Home brand, a new line of hospital-quality products available over the counter to help loved ones and caregivers transition care from the hospital to home. The product line provides a full assortment of hospital-quality products for consumers categorized as Advanced Wound Care, First Aid, Personal Care, and Home Healthcare which help provide comfort and independence, while helping to promote healing. 

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When leaving the hospital after childbirth, injury or surgery, the care you provide for yourself or a loved one is important. Each year, hospitals discharge 35.1 million patients1 with 65 percent of those discharged to the home setting for care.2 Effective post-hospital care is critical to avoid re-admission as one in five patients are readmitted within 30 days of discharge.2 With rising health care costs3 the Hospital Quality at Home™ line of products can provide patients, loved ones, and caregivers effective and cost-efficient ways to manage care at home.

"Whether personally affected or acting as a loved one's caregiver, the focus should remain on a fast and safe recovery," says Heather O'Sullivan, vice president of Clinical Operations for Cardinal Health. "We remain committed to keeping the quality of patient care at the forefront, which is why Hospital Quality at Home products are a natural next step for our business. We understand that providing access to the same quality products used in hospitals can positively impact many lives."

Patients and their caregivers will now have access to the following:

  • Advanced Wound Care products cover a wide range of needs that aid healing, offer long-lasting protection, and help provide a moist environment, which helps promote wound healing. The Cardinal Health™ Advanced Wound Care products are ideal for local wounds, such as blisters, minor cuts and scrapes, early stage bed sores*, minor burns and minor surgical wounds.
  • First Aid products are available for unexpected or expected events. The selection of Cardinal Health™ thermal products – the #1 heat/cold therapy brand in hospitals** – is designed to help provide short-term pain relief for minor injuries, bruises, strains, and post-surgery.
  • Personal Care products provide advanced core protection that help to lock in moisture and control odor to keep the wearer dry and on-the-go. Products are for both men and women and include underwear, briefs, and protective pads and guards.
  • Home Healthcare Solutions include products designed to improve safety, comfort and mobility, such as bath safety, toilet accessories, daily living aids, canes and crutches, walkers and wheelchairs, which also cater to bariatric patients.

Select Hospital Quality at Home™ products are available nationally via Amazon.com. Products are also available locally at select Meijer Pharmacy and Bartell Drugs locations in the Midwest and Washington. 

For more information about Hospital Quality at Home products and availability, please visit cardinalhealth.com/products.    

* Should be treated under the supervision of a health care professional. 
**Based on Global Healthcare Exchange data for heat/cold therapy.

About Cardinal Health™ Hospital Quality at Home Products
With nearly 100 years of experience, Cardinal Health provides medical products and services to many of America's most prestigious medical institutions. In fact, most U.S. hospitals use Cardinal Health's products and services to provide care for their patients. Now this same quality is available through products that help provide affordable health care at home. For product concerns or questions, please call 1-877-227-3462 or visit cardinalhealth.com/products.

About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $103 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, clinical laboratories and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products and services to more than 100,000 locations each day and is also the industry-leading direct-to-home medical supplies distributor. The company is a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company operates the nation's largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #26 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs nearly 35,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at www.cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.  

References:

  1. CDC, Hospital Utilization (in non-Federal short-stay hospitals), 2010
  2. Medpac, Medication Payment Policy, March 2012
  3. Rising Health Care Costs. Retrieved from: https://www.ahip.org/Issues/Rising-Health-Care-Costs.aspx.  
SOURCE Cardinal Health
For further information: Andria Arena, Edelman, Andria.Arena@edelman.com, 212-819-4875

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