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Centura Health becomes first health system in Colorado and Kansas to offer needle-free blood draws

Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, went live across 17 hospitals in offering needle-free blood draws for inpatients using the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular. “This new technology is changing the face of how patients experience hospital care,” says Dawn Bloemen, Centura Health’s Emerging Technology Analyst. Blood draws are such a common component of a hospital stay, the associated trauma to patients has largely been overlooked – and while the results inform 70% of all clinical decisions, there has been little innovation in this procedure or related technologies in decades.

November 6th, 2019|

Centura Health becomes first health system in Kansas to offer needle-free blood draws

Centura Health’s St. Catherine Hospital in Garden City and Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses recently began offering needle-free blood draws for inpatients, becoming the first health system in Kansas and Colorado to offer the technology. Instead of needles, the draws are now being carried out with the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular.

October 31st, 2019|

Velano Primes for Growth with Funding to Transform Blood Collection Globally

Named a 2019 Top Ten Most Innovative Company in Biotech by Fast Company, Velano will deploy new funds to meet rising demand for its transformative vascular access solutions San Francisco, Calif. – May 8, 2019 – Vascular access technology pioneer Velano Vascular today announced that it has secured $10 million as the initial tranche of a growth financing to fuel commercialization and the launch of additional novel vascular access [...]

May 8th, 2019|

Centura Health Cuts 30,000 Needles with New Blood-draw Program

By Jessica Cohen March 23, 2019 It’s not uncommon for medical staff to wake patients in the early hours of the morning to prick them for a blood draw. It’s a reality that Centura Health is trying to change. “What a rude way to wake up,” said Rhonda Ward, chief nursing officer for Centura’s south Denver group. “A bright light and a needlestick.” To tackle this problem, the Centennial, Colo.-based [...]

March 23rd, 2019|

Centura Health Adopts Needle-Free Blood-Draw Technology

By Mackenzie Bean February 27, 2019 Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health is implementing a needle-free technology to improve the blood-draw experience for patients systemwide. Three things to know: 1. The San Francisco-based startup Velano Vascular created the technology, which is a single-use blood-draw device called Pivo. 2. The device connects to an indwelling peripheral IV line, allowing clinicians to extract blood without using a needle. 3. Centura Health already offers the Pivo device at [...]

February 27th, 2019|

Centura Health Joins Innovative Movement for One-Stick Hospitalization

Partners with Fast Company’s Most Innovative Company recipient, Velano Vascular, to deliver PIVO to inpatients in Colorado and Kansas (ENGLEWOOD, COLO.) (Feb 26, 2019) – Centura Health, the region’s health care leader, is now the first hospital system in Colorado, and among the first in the nation, to offer needle-free blood draws for inpatients using the PIVO™ device from Velano Vascular. Earlier this month, Velano was named one of [...]

February 26th, 2019|

Velano One of 2019 Fast Company’s Ten Most Innovative Companies in Biotech

Vascular access technology pioneer Velano Vascular has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019 and to its Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Biotech. Velano was recognized for its innovative approach to reimagining the status quo in medicine by removing the needle from blood collection.

February 20th, 2019|

Velano Adds to Leadership Team and Advisory Board

Velano to Accelerate Adoption of Novel Human-Centered Standard of Care for Inpatient Blood Draws SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vascular access technology innovator Velano Vascular continues to aggressively expand in pursuit of its mission to dramatically remake blood collection as a more efficient, effective and safer standard of patient-centered care. As part of this growth, the company today announced the hiring of Richard Foust as its [...]

December 5th, 2018|
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