Atlas Lift Tech Widens Their Footprint, Moving to the Texas Market, Launches Widely Across Baptist Health System Facilities

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Feb. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Baptist Heath System recognizes the importance of their care staff and patients by providing facilities within their system with vital Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM) resource Atlas Lift Tech. Atlas began partnering with organizations, such as Tenet Healthcare, Texas Mutual and Dallas Fort Worth Hospital Council to deliver such resources to the Texas market. Workers' safety and patient care are prominent priorities for all four organizations. December 3rd, 2018 marked the official kick-off of Atlas' Lift Coach program with a "First Lift Event" on December 6th at the North Central Baptist Hospital. Shortly thereafter St. Luke's Baptist Hospital, Northeast Baptist Hospital, Mission Trail Baptist Hospital and Resolute Baptist Hospital also celebrated their First Lift events.

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First Lift Event at North Central Baptist.

Chief Nursing Officer at Resolute Baptist Hospital, Liz Cardenas, commented on the partnership saying, "Atlas will assist us in changing the culture on how we promote safe patient handling. Not only will we keep patients from injury, but our clinical staff as well." Additionally, Rick Valdenegro, Director of Clinical Operations at Mission Trail said, "The Lift Coaches at Mission Trail Baptist are an integral aspect of our team in ensuring a safe environment for our patients and staff. The coaches who perform the training, as well as the Atlas administrative team, are part of our Mission Trail family! Through our long-term partnership and commitment, we will develop and sustain a culture of safety at our hospital."

Atlas' programs are customized to meet the unique needs of care providers and patients and are delivered by safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) experts. They offer a wide range of programs to customize to any facility, such as compliance-driven training, culture-driven Lift Coach programs, and sustainability-driven consultative programs. The Lift Coach program integrates evidence-based practices in high-risk SPHM activities with the facility's resources to create a customized solution that meets the needs of caregiver and patient populations. Atlas' trained Lift Coaches work on-site, providing comprehensive bedside, classroom, hands-on, and associated continuing education training.

Atlas' proprietary software solution is wireless, designed to maximize the efficiency and quality of SPHM tasks performed by a team. This software tracks data related to the successes of each lift and turn, and evaluates the program in real time providing predictive analytics.

The program at North Central Baptist Hospital will begin in the PCU and CVU, and saturate the hospital unit-by-unit to ensure that all care staff are equipped with best practice techniques when mobilizing their patients. SPHM programming helps to prevents hospital-acquired illnesses and contributes to positive patient outcomes. By mobilizing patients safely, care staff are protected from back injury, and patients are given the optimal conditions for recovery.

About Atlas Lift Tech:
Founded in 2009, Atlas Lift Tech is transforming the way care delivery organizations nationwide deploy and manage safe patient handling and mobility programs. Atlas provides proven and effective practices that reduce caregiver injury, promote patient safety, and produce a thriving and sustainable culture of safety. Working together with a facility's interdisciplinary team, Atlas identifies opportunities for integration of an SPHM program customized to the unique requirements of each facility.

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