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KATANA Safety Inc. Announces Partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System
GREENVILLE, S.C., July 20, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)
*Protecting Our Most Valuable Asset, You
KATANA Safety announces partnership with Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health.
KATANA Safety is working with Bon Secours to create Clarity in Crisis, providing an extra layer of protection so the health system’s staff can worry less about their safety and more about providing compassionate care for their patients.
Home health and hospice workers often serve their communities alone, meaning they sometimes find themselves in vulnerable situations with unpredictable people, and little time to react. KATANA Safety offers these community-based employees extra layers of defense with our innovative and patented hardware called the Arc. It features two types of alarms, an app, and live, 24/7 emergency response professionals.
“It is our mission to be of service to all who need our care and help, especially the poor, underserved and dying. That often takes our staff members into remote areas they may not be familiar with, creating a sense of unease,” said Matt Caldwell, Market President of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “KATANA’s system provides a tangible layer of security for these physicians, nurses and health care givers so they may continue to embrace the calling entrusted to them, providing compassionate healing and service as modeled by our foundresses.”
With the press of a button [silent alert] or pull of a tab [piercing alarm] on the KATANA Arc, users connect to a certified response professional that will advise them through the scenario, contact the appropriate responder, and alert the users personalized CIRCLE of SEVEN, a group of co-workers, family and friends who will be notified of the users exact GPS location.
For less dangerous but potentially perilous any-day situations, the pro-active WALK WITH ME app feature immediately connects users to a certified response professional who can track their GPS location before they embark on a journey, or, if the user feels potential danger, continue with them until they arrive at their destination.
“We are proud to have partnered with an organization that places extreme value on employee safety, and although their employees have not been involved in a serious workplace violence situation, the organization continues to invest in employee safety because they know that health care workers are 4X more likely to be victimized than workers in private industry,” said Paul Ambrose, KATANA Safety Chief Operating Officer.
About Bon Secours
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health (BSMHealth), one of the top 20 health systems in the United States and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. With operations in Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Kentucky, Florida, New York and Ohio, the health systems owns, manages or joint ventures 43 hospitals and more than 1,000 care sites including skilled nursing facilities, home care and hospice services, as well as assisted living facilities. Bon Secours Mercy Health has more than 57,000 employees who are committed to the same mission – to improve the health and well-being of its communities, especially people who are poor, dying and underserved. The ministry provides nearly $2 million per day in community benefit. For more information, visit www.BonSecours.com
About KATANA Safety
KATANA Safety is a purpose-driven company dedicated to providing Clarity in Crisis. When danger strikes, users know exactly what to do and who will respond. The feeling of uncertainty or isolation is eliminated and replaced with confidence and gratitude because users have a dedicated way of communicating with people who will provide calculated, immediate help for the situation at hand.
KATANA Safety’s three-layers of defense – the patented KATANA Arc, 24/7 Response Center and KATANA Circle of Seven App – provides users clarity in Crisis. Though born out of preventing sexual assault on college campuses, the KATANA Safety solution is for Home Health and Social Workers, Corporate Safety, Lone Works, Sales Reps, Realtors and Hospitality. The company is headquartered in Greenville, SC. For more information about KATANA Safety visit www.katanasafety.com