STANLEY Healthcare Selected by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health to Provide Hugs® Infant Protection Solution on Wi-Fi Across 156

  STANLEY Healthcare Selected by Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health to Provide
  Hugs® Infant Protection Solution on Wi-Fi Across 156 Hospitals

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WALTHAM, Mass. -- September 9, 2013

STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and
operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, announced
todaythat Ministry of Health (MoH) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has
selected STANLEY Healthcare’s Hugs® Infant Protection Solution on Wi-Fi for
use in 156 of its Ministry of Health hospitals.

This wide-scale deployment will help protect more than 350,000 newborn infants
throughout Saudi Arabia from abduction and mother/baby mismatches every year,
and is the second significant contract for infant protection awarded by the
MoH to STANLEY Healthcare and its Authorized Partner in Saudi Arabia, Inma
Trading. In 2011, the previous generation of the Hugs solution was selected
for 16 of the largest birthing hospitals in the kingdom.

The new generation of the Hugs Infant Protection Solution leverages STANLEY
Healthcare’s advanced AeroScout® Wi-Fi Real Time Location System (RTLS)
platform, coupled with a small Hugs tag attached to the ankle of a newborn. In
the event the Hugs tag is cut or removed from the infant without
authorization, or the infant is removed from a designated area, the system
generates an automatic alert for caregivers and security staff and locks down
the designated area. Additionally, the sophisticated Wi-Fi technology enables
hospitals to provide facility-wide infant protection as well as real-time
monitoring throughout multiple buildings and sites, all with a single
enterprise deployment.

In addition to this hospital-wide infant protection, the STANLEY Healthcare
solution offers a range of additional patient safety and operational awareness
features for the Obstetrics Department, including automatic temperature
monitoring of breast milk refrigeration units, blanket warmers and
pharmaceutical cabinets; asset tracking of breast pumps, wheelchairs and other
key assets; staff assist to enable staff to call for help for patients or
themselves; and hand hygiene compliance monitoring to improve infection
prevention through automated around-the-clock monitoring of hand hygiene

“We previously deployed STANLEY Healthcare’s Hugs Infant Protection Solution
in 16 of the largest birthing hospitals throughout the kingdom. Since that
time, we’ve received excellent feedback from caregivers and parents who
appreciate the high-level of security and protection it provides,” said Dr.
Abdullah Al-Wuhaibi, Advisor to the Minister of Health and general director of
ICT. “Now, we’re pleased to implement STANLEY Healthcare’s Hugs Infant
Protection Solution on Wi-Fi, which we’ve determined to be best-in-class based
on a thorough review of alternative approaches.”

“We appreciate the valuable trust given to us by the Ministry of Health. It is
an honor to contribute to this national project for protecting newborns
throughout Saudi Arabia. Our aim is to be the technology partner of choice to
our clients, providing them with the best local support and consulting on
cutting-edge technologies in the healthcare and ICT sectors,” said Shadi Anwar
Noori, ICT Sector Manager of Inma Trading.

“We’re honored that the Ministry of Health of the Kingdom Saudi Arabia chose
to expand its long-term relationship with STANLEY Healthcare by selecting our
Hugs Infant Protection Solution on Wi-Fi for deployment throughout 156 of its
hospitals,” said Ricardo C. Berrios, Vice President of Emerging Markets at
STANLEY Healthcare. “As part of our global mission to enable healthcare
organizations to excel, we’ve designed the STANLEY Healthcare solution suite
to drive high-quality healthcare delivery, patient safety and operational
excellence throughout the Middle East and the rest of the world.”

About STANLEY Healthcare

STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000
long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety,
security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare solution suite
enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in
five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental
Monitoring, Clinical Operations & Workflow and Supply Chain & Asset
Management. These solutions are complemented by consulting, training,
implementation and integration services. STANLEY Healthcare is proud to be
part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. For more information, visit Follow STANLEY Healthcare on Facebook, Twitter and

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