FOCUS on: Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Biomedical Engineering Department

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This paper describes the Biomedical Engineering Department of Newark Beth Israel Hospital. This hospital's extensive involvement in research, heart transplantation, and special technologies has placed unusual demands on the Biuomedical Engineering Department because of the large volume of routine and specialized equipment involved. The 12-person Department is responsible for servicing over 2700 pieces of equipment in 91 various hospital departments, and also offers its services to other local hospitals. Established in 1970, the Department uses a computerized biomedical equipment database program to manage data for repairs, preventive maintenance, and electrical safety.

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