Putnam County Hospital saves money and improves patient experience with Vapotherm®
Vapotherm’s Hi-VNI® Technology can be used to treat respiratory distress. Although individual results may vary, Vapotherm believes Putnam County Hospital’s story represents the impact Vapotherm’s Hi-VNI® Technology can have in a hospital setting.
Putnam County Hospital in Greencastle, Indiana serves a population of 36,000 people, with a high incidence of COPD and emphysema.
The hospital invested in Vapotherm as they saw it as a more comfortable alternative to NIPPV for treating undifferentiated respiratory distress that offered the following potential clinical and economic benefits:
- Reduced patient transfers
- Greater patient satisfaction
- Lower capital investment
- In depth training and 24/7 Technical and Clinical Support
Treating undifferentiated respiratory distress with a nasal cannula
Saving money with Vapotherm over NIPPV
The Vapotherm with the compressor was probably half of the cost and some of them it was a third of the cost. So it was a pretty significant difference [by comparison to NIPPV]."
“The second part that we firmly believed during our research and evaluation is that [Vapotherm] would allow us to treat patients here on an in-patient basis that otherwise would have been transferred to a tertiary care hospital. And if we don’t have the volumes, and if we have patient out migration for those types of services, then we don’t have the volumes that would contribute to financial sustainability.”