The TurnCare Story
A vision to transform critical care
Dr. Rafael Squitieri, Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT, was inspired to transform Critical Care. His inspiration was based on an unforgettable experience with a young patient who underwent successful open-heart surgery but suffered afterward due to complications from a sacral pressure injury.
Determined to find a solution for this very common challenge that occurs despite clinicians' best manual efforts and use of the latest therapeutic equipment, Dr. Squitieri set out to devise a system that focuses on preventing blood flow impairment to address the true, underlying problem causing hospital-acquired pressure injuries.
In 2011, Dr. Squitieri teamed up with Kim Orumchian, serial entrepreneur and technology expert, to found TurnCare with a vision of creating innovative solutions to protect the most complex critical care patients. Out of their combined vision, they created the Guardian System, which is uniquely designed to prevent sacral region blood flow impairment, providing greater flexibility for clinicians.