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PICC STAT Names Advisory Board

Minnesota-based health care services company gets team in place to drive national expansion
Minneapolis, Minn. Sept. 25, 2006

Twin Cities-based PICC STAT, LLC, today announced its team of business and health care industry professionals to staff its advisory board and guide its national expansion strategy.

Joining PICC STAT's advisory board are:

"PICC STAT has helped Minnesota hospitals, clinics and other health care facilities to dramatically improve patient care and save money," said Paul Kozlicki, CEO of PICC STAT. "Our board of advisors, all of whom have helped reshape the way business and health care operate today, will allow us to build upon PICC STAT's leading position in the Twin Cities and extend that success nationwide."

PICC STAT's specially trained registered nurses provide bedside central line placement 24 hours per day, seven days per week, for about one-third the cost of the traditional delivery model. A PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter) is a long IV catheter that is inserted through a vein in the patient's arm and threaded to a position immediately above the heart. There are numerous indications for PICC line placement, including long-term antibiotic therapy, chemotherapy, nutritional support and blood transfusions.

Earlier this year, Nursing Spectrum magazine named PICC STAT Founder and Chief Clinical Officer Tim Werner, RN, finalist in its Excellence Awards in the Advancing and Leading the Profession category. Last year, PICC STAT was a finalist in the Minnesota Cup, a competition to name the best new business concept in Minnesota, taking second place after several ballots. "PICC STAT is an exciting business because it is among the few real solutions to the problem of increasing the efficiency of delivering care without compromising the quality of care," adds Kozlicki. "Answering health care's negative trends relating to costs, efficiency, and payment structure form the very heart of the company's business case. With PICC STAT, hospitals show upwards of 70 percent savings per procedure - with an improved level of care - and patients are more comfortable and have better outcomes."

About PICC STAT, LLC PICC STAT is a Minnesota-based medical services company that provides improved care at a significantly lower cost to patients requiring a central line. To learn more about PICC STAT, visit