IRVINE, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Chapman University's George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics awarded Joe Kiani, founder, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), the Argyros Medal for his entrepreneurship, outstanding business accomplishments, service on behalf of patient safety, and dedication and support of Chapman University.
James L. Doti, President of Chapman University, and Reginald H. Gilyard, Dean of the Argyros School of Business and Economics, presented Kiani with the Argyros Medal before he delivered the Commencement Address to the Class of 2013.
Chapman officials noted that while English is his second language, Kiani graduated high school at the age of 15, and earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in electrical engineering at the age of 22.
"Joe demonstrates the meaning of hard work and resilience," said Gilyard, and added that with the knowledge gained through education, he co-founded Masimo, which "has grown exponentially through Joe's visionary leadership and is now a trailblazer in the medical technology field."
Gilyard also cited Kiani's passion and commitment for patient safety through his founding of the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Movement, with a goal to reduce preventable hospital deaths to zero by 2020, and his dedication to the Clinton Global Initiative to help alleviate maternal mortality and anemia in Sub-Sarah Africa starting with villages in Liberia and Uganda.
"Joe considers it his company's responsibility to make patient safety a top priority," Gilyard said. "And Masimo is working tirelessly to get medical decision-makers on board with this charge."
Stated Kiani: "I am truly humbled and honored to receive the Argyros Medal from Chapman University's George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. As I noted in my Commencement Address to the Class of 2013, success should be defined in terms of happiness. This award represents a happy occasion, as well as a solemn reminder that ethical business practices and financial profits are not mutually exclusive."
About the George L. Argyros Award
The George L. Argyros Award is given every year on behalf of the Honorable George L. Argyros '59. This award is given at the annual Argyros School of Business and Economics' Commencement ceremony. The award is given to a member of the community who exemplifies entrepreneurship and service. The Argyros Medal honors the outstanding accomplishments of the Honorable George L. Argyros as an entrepreneur and leader in the business community, as well as his dedication and support for Chapman University. Please visit www.chapman.edu/asbe/about-george-argyros.aspx
Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) is the global leader in innovative noninvasive monitoring technologies that significantly improve patient carehelping 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 help clinicians 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 SET® Pulse CO-Oximetry technology, allowing noninvasive and continuous monitoring of blood constituents that previously required invasive procedures; total hemoglobin (SpHb®), oxygen content (SpOCTM), carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®), methemoglobin (SpMet®), PVI®, and perfusion index (PI), in addition to measure-through motion SpO2, and pulse rateIn 2008, Masimo introduced Patient SafetyNet, a remote monitoring and wireless clinician notification system designed to help hospitals avoid preventable deaths and injuries associated with failure to rescue events. In 2009, Masimo introduced rainbow® Acoustic MonitoringTM, the first-ever commercially available noninvasive and continuous monitoring of acoustic respiration rate (RRa). Masimo SET® and Masimo rainbow® technologies also can be found in over 100 multiparameter patient monitors from over 50 medical device manufacturers around the world. Founded in 1989, Masimo has the mission of "Improving Patient Outcome and Reducing Cost of Care by Taking Noninvasive Monitoring to New Sites and Applications®." Additional information about Masimo and its products may be found at www.masimo.com.
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