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Nonin Medical Donates Finger Pulse Oximeters to Honduras Hospital

Nonin Medical, Inc., the inventor of finger pulse oximeters and a leader in noninvasive medical monitoring, announced today that the company has donated six Onyx® 9500 finger pulse oximeters to the Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM) for use at the Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto in the remote village of Sula, Honduras.

Nonin Medical's Onyx 9500 is the world's first finger pulse oximeter. Nonin donated six units for Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM)'s medical mission use in the remote village of Sula, Honduras. (PRNewsFoto/Nonin Medical, Inc.)

The Nonin Onyx 9500 is the world's first finger pulse oximeter with more than 1.1 million devices in use worldwide. Finger pulse oximeters are small, lightweight devices designed to measure and display a person's oxygen saturation of arterial hemoglobin (%SpO2) and pulse rate.

"Nonin's pulse oximeters provide an invaluable tool to the largely volunteer medical staff that are treating a diverse patient population in this rural community," said John Wilson , MD, a retired orthopedic surgeon who recently volunteered at the hospital.  In many cases, the Onyx 9500 provided the primary vital sign monitoring of patients after surgery. Some of the surgeries recently performed at the hospital included gynecological procedures, knee replacements and hip replacements.

"Our donation to the EIM represents a commitment to help clinicians serve patients around the world," said Jim Zimmerman , Vice President of Product Marketing for Nonin Medical. "We are thankful that Nonin could play a role in helping these patients have successful surgical outcomes."

About Nonin Medical, leaders in noninvasive medical monitoring

Nonin Medical, Inc. invented the finger pulse oximeter and designs and manufactures noninvasive medical monitoring solutions that meet customers' technology needs today and tomorrow. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., Nonin Medical sells its pulse and regional oximeters, capnographs, sensors and software to health professionals and consumers in more than 125 countries. The company also has more than 100 OEM partners worldwide. For more information, visit

About the Evangelistic International Ministries

Evangelistic International Ministries (EIM) is a Christian non-profit relief and development organization with U.S. headquarters in Warren, Arkansas, that minister to the whole person through physical, emotional and spiritual support. With the support of private and governmental donors, EIM is addressing the critical needs of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, every day. EIM assistance is provided to all those in need and regardless of religious affiliation, working toward our vision of a world free of suffering and despair. For more information, visit

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