ORANGE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CHOC
Children’s welcomes Joe Kiani, founder and CEO of Masimo,
to its board of directors. A global medical technology innovator, Kiani
has been a respected advocate for patient safety and healthcare
innovation for more than two decades. He founded Masimo in 1989 to
improve the reliability of noninvasive patient monitoring.
Under Kiani’s leadership, Masimo has become a successful publicly traded
company (NASDAQ: MASI) employing more than 3,500 people across the
globe. The company provides market-leading patient monitoring
technology, helping solve problems plaguing the industry while building
a substantial intellectual property portfolio with more than 600 issued
and pending patents worldwide.
“Joe has been involved with CHOC for many years, working alongside our
clinicians to advance patient safety. We are thrilled to have him bring
his leadership, experience and advocacy to our board of directors,” said
CHOC President and CEO Kimberly Chavalas Cripe.
In 2012, Kiani founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation with a
mission to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals. Its first Patient
Safety, Science & Technology Summit hosted President Clinton as the
keynote speaker, in addition to hundreds of leading clinicians and
hospital and medical technology CEOs. Since then, Kiani has rallied more
than 1,200 hospitals to commit to an aggressive goal of no preventable
patient deaths by 2020.
“I have had the privilege to see firsthand the dedication of the staff
at CHOC, from their CEO to their doctors and nurses,” said Joe Kiani,
founder and CEO of Masimo. “I am delighted to serve CHOC as they
continue to provide the best care for our children and advance pediatric
patient care globally.”
for CHOC Children’s
Denise Almazan, 714-509-8680