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    Hill-Rom Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution Significantly Increases Caregiver Compliance

    CHICAGO, Ill., June 26, 2015 – New data from Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) shows its hand-hygiene compliance system dramatically increases hand washing among hospital staff using the system.  Analysis of more than 20 million instances of hand washing shows institutions using Hill-Rom’s Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution have achieved an average 226% improvement in compliance, with some institutions showing compliance by caregivers nearly tripled.  

    Hill-Rom to Acquire Welch Allyn Creating Global Leader in Patient Care Solutions

    CHICAGO and SKANEATELES FALLS, N.Y., June 17, 2015 - Two of the world's leading healthcare technology companies are joining forces to make possible the development of leading-edge solutions that will advance patient care around the world. Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC) ("Hill-Rom") and privately-held Welch Allyn, Inc. ("Welch Allyn") today announced that the Boards of Directors of both companies have unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which Hill-Rom will acquire Welch Allyn for approximately $2.05 billion in cash and stock. The two companies have nearly two centuries of medical device innovation between them and will combine their unique strengths to develop new technologies that enhance outcomes for patients and their caregivers. 

    Hill-Rom to Participate in the Goldman Sachs 36th Annual Global Healthcare Conference

    CHICAGO, May 26, 2015 - Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc., (NYSE: HRC) invites you to listen to a management presentation at the Goldman Sachs 36th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on June 9, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. EDT. 

    New Solutions from Hill-Rom Working to Transform Bariatric Care

    CHICAGO, May 20, 2015 - Hospital admissions of obese patients have tripled in the last 20 years, and bariatric patients now represent nearly 10 percent of all hospital admissions.1 Health care providers often find themselves caring for this influx of bariatric patients with equipment ill-suited to their needs. Two new additions to the Hill-Rom (NYSE: HRC) bariatric portfolio, the new Compella™ Bariatric Bed and the LikoGuard™ Lift system, are designed to ensure hospitals have access to advanced equipment with the flexibility to serve the bariatric patient's needs. 

    Early Mobility Helps Critically Ill Patients Go Home Sooner

    CHICAGO, May 19, 2015 - Data presented this week at the American Thoracic Society (ATS) annual meeting shows that patient movement (in bed and progressively sitting, standing and walking) had a major impact on recovery for patients who had experienced strokes, brain tumors and other neurologic conditions. The study from the Cleveland Clinic also found direct, indirect and total hospital costs were reduced by nearly a third for patients who were mobilized versus those who received standard care.