February 10, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ian Kitajima
National Patient Safety Leader to Advise Star-Trek Sickbay Bed Creators
Honolulu, Hawaii – February 10, 2005 – Medical device maker Hoana Medical has announced
that Brock Nelson, a national leader in hospital patient safety has been elected to the board of
directors of Hoana Medical, Inc. Mr. Nelson is the President and CEO of Regions Hospital in St.
Paul, Minnesota and brings over twenty-five years of experience in improving patient safety and
care, while reducing hospital operating costs. Since May 2003, Mr. Nelson has been a director
of Omnicell - a leading provider of patient safety solutions for healthcare. (NYSE: OMCL)
During his tenure as CEO of Children's Hospitals and Clinics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Mr.
Nelson initiated a patient safety agenda that led to the cover of U.S. News and World Report in
July 2000, and eventually the prestigious National Patient Safety Award from the American
Hospital Association in July 2002.
“Brock is a tremendous addition to an already stellar Hoana team,” said Dr. Patrick Sullivan,
President & CEO of Hoana Medical. Dr. Sullivan continues, “Brock represents our Series B
investors but more importantly, he adds a ‘customer’ perspective to the board. As a hospital
executive who has focused on implementing patient safety initiatives throughout his career,
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National Leader Joins Hoana Medical (page 2)
Brock brings vision, insight, and practical know-how that when combined with Hoana’s