STANLEY Healthcare Signs Agreement to Provide Its Hugs® Infant Security Solution to HealthTrust Member Facilities

WALTHAM, Mass., June 27, 2013— STANLEY Healthcare, a market leading provider of safety, security and operational efficiency solutions for the healthcare industry, announced  that it has been awarded a contract by HealthTrust,providing its 1,400 member facilities access to STANLEY Healthcare’s Hugs® Infant Security solution. The contract began May 1, 2013.

HealthTrust’s rigorous product vetting and approval process ensures that its member hospitals have access to the highest quality products at the industry's best prices. Clinical advisory boards from all major disciplines determine product selection and contracting strategies.

With Hugs as a contracted infant security system, HealthTrust’s 1,400 member hospitals benefit from having approved pricing, making it easier for members to implement STANLEY Healthcare’s Infant Security solution.

STANLEY Healthcare’s Hugs solution protects 1.5 million babies every year across 1,300 hospitals worldwide. By helping to protect infants from the threat of abduction and mother-infant mismatches, Hugs provides peace of mind for parents, nurses, administrators and security staff.

Using advanced wireless radio frequency technology, the system is highly reliable and easy to use. Every infant wears a small Hugs tag on the ankle—the tag is automatically enrolled in the system the moment it is attached.

The Hugs solution protects infants on three levels:

  • Exit protection: Bringing an infant near an open exit causes an alarm in the software identifying the infant and exact location.
  • Tamper protection: Any attempt to detach or cut the tag strap immediately results in an alarm in the software.
  • Supervision protection: The tag sends out a regular signal every 10 seconds. If these messages are not seen by the system for a certain time, an alarm is generated.

“We’re proud to be awarded this infant security system contract with HealthTrust, as it will help bring this important solution to even more HealthTrust member hospitals,” said Sean Zinn, Vice President of Strategic Accounts, STANLEY Healthcare.

More information about STANLEY Healthcare and its Hugs solution is available at

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. Members include 1,400 not-for-profit and for-profit acute care facilities and 10,600 ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tenn., HealthTrust ( is closely integrated with the provider-proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions ( which include workforce management solutions, revenue cycle and business process expertise and technology solutions.

About STANLEY Healthcare
STANLEY Healthcare provides over 5,000 acute care hospitals and 12,000 long-term care organizations with enterprise solutions that transform safety, security and operational efficiency. The STANLEY Healthcare EcoSystem enables customers to achieve organizational excellence and superior care in five critical areas: Patient Safety, Security & Protection, Environmental Monitoring, Clinical Operations & Workflow and Supply Chain & Asset Management. These integrated solutions are complemented by consulting, training and Transformational Lean™ process reengineering. STANLEY Healthcare is proud to be part of Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. For more information, visit

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