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October 12, 2010

Orange Regional Medical Center Selects Omnicell to Maximize Medication Management

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Omnicell, Inc., (Nasdaq: OMCL) a leading provider of system solutions to acute healthcare facilities, today announced that Orange Regional Medical Center has chosen Omnicell as its exclusive vendor for automated medication solutions. After evaluating competitive product lines, Orange Regional chose Omnicell's automated medication system to maximize inventory, enhance safety and increase medication security.

Orange Regional will be opening a new 383 bed facility located in New York's Hudson Valley in 2011, equipped with Omnicell solutions.

"The goal of our hospital is to provide optimal pharmaceutical care for the safety and welfare of our patients," said Rob Lee, executive director of marketing and spokesman for Orange Regional Medical Center. "Omnicell gives us the tools to achieve this goal by allowing us to maximize space with medication readily available to nurses while providing patient safety features and medication security."

Orange Regional will be using Omnicell's proprietary Anywhere RN(TM) solution that allows nurses to review and select medication orders from virtually any hospital workstation. Omnicell cabinets have the highest capacity per square foot of floor space out of all competitive offerings, allowing Orange Regional to keep 90-95 percent of medications on the floor and available to nurses.

"Orange Regional came to us with a clear vision of how medication management could improve patient care," said J. Christopher Drew, Omnicell senior vice president, field operations. "We are thrilled that our solutions met their rigorous criteria, and we look forward to working with Orange Regional in both its existing facilities and during the transition to the new hospital."

About Orange Regional Medical Center

Orange Regional Medical Center (ORMC), is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Formed by the merger of Arden Hill Hospital and Horton Medical Center, Orange Regional provides 450 beds and employs over 2,400 healthcare professionals. Over 550 doctors hold privileges at the hospital and treat thousands of area families, friends and neighbors. In addition to two main hospital campuses, Orange Regional provides several outpatient locations. The largest outpatient facility, the Orange Regional Medical Pavilion in the Town of Wallkill, offers both outpatient surgical and diagnostic services and private physician offices.

About Omnicell

Omnicell, Inc. (Nasdaq: OMCL) is a leading provider of systems to enable healthcare facilities to increase operational efficiency, enhance patient safety and allow clinicians to spend more time with their patients.

Founded in 1992, Omnicell's medication-use solutions include complete automation systems for the central pharmacy, anesthesia workstations for the operating room, dispensing cabinet systems for nursing units, and safe, secure medication transportation and verification systems to the patient bedside. From a medication's arrival at the receiving dock to its dosing to the patient, Omnicell systems store it, package it, bar code it, order it, issue it, and provide information and controls on its use and reorder.

Omnicell supply product lines provide a healthcare institution with comprehensive supply chain solutions that result in fast, effective control of costs, capture of charges for payer reimbursement, and timely reorder of supplies. Products range from high-security closed-cabinet systems and software to open-shelf and combination solutions in the nursing unit, cath lab and operating room.


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