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American Hospital Association endorses Simulation-Based Training from Raytheon and MSC

Solution helps health care providers achieve operational excellence

DALLAS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Professional Services LLC (RPS), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced that Simulation-Based Training — its solution developed jointly with Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) — has earned the exclusive endorsement of the American Hospital Association (AHA). Simulation-Based Training will be available to the AHA's member hospitals and care organizations.

The AHA Endorsement of Simulation-Based Training, which followed a proprietary due diligence process, will enable hospitals to enhance their ability to improve clinical outcomes and patient safety, and control costs. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.  

"Simulation-Based Training from RPS and MSC gives care providers the opportunity to practice clinical techniques and procedures in a realistic, immersive environment, leading to an improvement in the quality of patient care and a reduction in medical errors," said Anthony J. Burke, President and CEO of AHA Solutions. "In today's health care environment, hospitals face increasing challenges to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of operations. Simulation-Based Training can help hospitals achieve these goals."

Simulation-Based Training solutions leverage Raytheon Professional Services' extensive experience designing and implementing blended learning – ranging from online and instructor-led training to a wide array of simulation programs and technologies.

"This endorsement gives RPS the opportunity to offer the AHA's nearly 5,000 hospital members a comprehensive range of solutions that are customized based on their needs, goals and budgets," said Dave Letts, vice president and general manager of Raytheon Professional Services. "In partnership with MSC, we will create and implement training that is aligned with the most paramount objectives of care providers."

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit www.aha.org to learn more.

About AHA Solutions
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a resource to hospitals pursuing operational excellence. As a subsidiary of the AHA, AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders to identify key challenges the health care field faces. After conducting the proprietary AHA Signature Due Diligence Process™, we award the exclusive AHA Endorsement. As an AHA member service, AHA Solutions provides access to content experts and education to support product decision making, and convenes people with like interests for knowledge sharing that is centered on timely information and research.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit www.aha-solutions.org.

About Medical Simulation Corporation
Medical Simulation Corporation (MSC) is a worldwide healthcare leader in accelerating patient access to new medical therapies, achieving the best patient outcomes, reducing patient mortality and reducing the cost of health care delivery. For more information, please visit www.medsimulation.com or call 888.889.5882.

About Raytheon
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.

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