Silvercrest, located in Queens, New York, is part of the New York Presbyterian Health System. LifeGas is the U.S. medical gases business of Linde North America which is part of The Linde Group.
LifeGas created its Center of Excellence program to highlight healthcare leaders who recognize the value that LifeGas and its products bring to their ability to provide the highest levels of patient care.
“Silvercrest has a long history of valuing top-of-the-line products and providing high quality respiratory care. Their mission is to give quality of life and their forward thinking mindset enables them to set the industry benchmark for patients and provide a total continuum of long-term care,” said Derrick West, medical account manager, LifeGas.
“Throughout our 15-plus year relationship, Silvercrest has always wanted to be first in patient care, making them exciting to have as a customer and a partner,” West said.
Silvercrest uses LifeGas’ entire range of healthcare products, from bulk oxygen to the latest in oxygen delivery and safety technologies. Silvercrest is using LifeGas’ new, lightweight LIV® 3000 psi integrated valve regulator cylinder, which holds 50 percent more oxygen than a traditional cylinder. Silvercrest also has become the first nursing care center to outfit their entire facility with the FireSafe™ line of products from LifeGas, designed to provide patients with additional protection from the risk of fires.
Mark Sanda, LifeGas product manager for the FireSafe™ Cannula Valve said, “By providing this new technology, Silvercrest is demonstrating its commitment to patient safety.”
Michael Tretola, Silvercrest Senior V.P. and Administrator, said, “Silvercrest is committed to providing high quality care. And we do so in a manner that leverages new technologies while improving patient safety and operational efficiency. By collaborating with Linde and LifeGas, Silvercrest extends its center of excellence concept beyond long term and respiratory care to resource management and operation efficiency in healthcare.”
With 320 nursing beds and a 60-bed ventilator service Silvercrest has an established history of providing quality residential care to people with complex health care needs. Its innovative programs have made it a leader in post acute care services, including ventilator dependent, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, wound care and short-term rehabilitation.
Silvercrest is a member of the Novation health care group purchasing organization, to which LifeGas is a preferred supplier. Being a member of Novation enables health care facilities to take advantage of national contracts and pricing in order to serve their patients more efficiently.
LifeGas specializes in providing premier medical gases and gas-enabled solutions to hospitals, clinics, nursing facilities, emergency management services and home healthcare providers with service to over 1,000 hospitals and home care providers.
Learn more and see a demonstration of the product at www.lifegas.com
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