Technical Documentation and Medical Device Regulation

| October 24, 2017

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Before placing a medical device on the European market, manufacturers need to produce technical documentation providing evidence of conformity with the relevant legislation. Technical documentation needs to be in compliance with the Medical Device Regulation.

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St. John's Medical Center

ABOUT OUR FACILITY: The current facility, located in Jackson, Wyoming, was built in 1991 and now has 108 beds: 48 Acute Care/Primary Care Unit beds and 60 long-term care beds. Nursing and technical specialties include: Medical/Surgical (PCU), Obstetrics, Intensive Care, Long Term Care (the “Living Center”), Skilled Nursing Care, Operating Room, Recovery Room, Outpatient Surgery, Emergency Room, Home Care & Hospice, Cancer Care & Infusion Services, Laboratory, Radiology, Respiratory Care, Rehabilitation, and Social Services. St. John’s Medical Center also operates the following Physician Practices: Audiology & Hearing Aids; Cardiology; Cognitive Health; Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy; Family Health & Urgent Care; General Surgery; Internal Medicine; and Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

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