Press Release

RL Solutions to Sponsor 2009 MITSS HOPE Award

July 30, 2009 - MITSS and RL Solutions will present the award at the MITSS 8th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel.

July 30, 2009, Cambridge, MA – RL Solutions, the leading provider of healthcare quality and safety software, announced today that it will be sponsoring the 2009 MITSS HOPE Award. MITSS and RL Solutions will present the award at the MITSS 8th Annual Dinner and Fundraiser on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place Hotel. 

MITSS established this award in 2008 to recognize people who exemplify its mission: supporting healing and restoring hope to patients, families and clinicians affected by adverse medical events. The award winner must demonstrate this through leadership, promoting awareness, education, advocacy, support and action in his or her healthcare community. Patients, families, healthcare providers, hospitals (including teams or departments), academic institutions, community health centers, grassroots organizations and EAP programs are all encouraged to apply.  

“We are humbled and delighted to sponsor the MITSS Hope Award,” said Mike Smith, Director of Alliances at RL Solutions. “Both of our organizations are dedicated to patient safety: our solutions help healthcare workers prevent incidents, while MITSS helps people when incidents do happen. It’s an honor to partner with such a like-minded organization.”

“We truly appreciate RL Solutions’ sponsorship of this year’s award,” reflected Linda Kenney, MITSS President and Executive Director. “The MITSS Hope Award is a great way to recognize the remarkable individuals working within our healthcare system to improve patient safety.”
 
As part of its sponsorship, RL Solutions will provide the $5,000 prize that will be presented to the deserving winner to help them continue their work. Applications for the HOPE Award are available at www.mitss.org/hopeaward

About MITSS
MITSS is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Chestnut Hill, MA, , whose mission is “To Support Healing and Restore Hope” to patients, families and clinicians impacted by adverse medical events. For more information, please visit www.mitss.org.

About RL Solutions 
RL Solutions provides proven risk management, patient feedback, claims and infection control software to help healthcare organizations improve patient safety and healthcare quality. RL Solutions brings together innovative technologies, stellar client service and a broad ecosystem of partners to give its 600 clients a complete safety and quality solution. With products that are easy to use and easy to implement, RL Solutions is a world leader in the healthcare market. For more information, visit www.rl-solutions.com. 

Contact Information:
Mike Etzinger
Director, Marketing
416-410-8456 ext. 315
metzinger@rl-solutions.com

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