News | October 26, 2010

$25 Million Equipment Contract Awarded for New Hospital

October 26, 2010 – Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, one of the top academic medical centers in the United States, has awarded a five-year, $25 million contract for medical equipment and health IT consulting services to Siemens Medical Solutions USA.

The upgraded medical infrastructure is a crucial part of the Rush Transformation, a 10-year campus redevelopment plan whose centerpiece is a major new hospital building scheduled to open in January 2012.

Once all of the equipment is in place, the facility’s goal is to design an interventional platform that encourages collaboration between specialists by placing diagnostic testing, treatment and recovery on the same floor, while providing patients with a single destination for their image-guided procedures.

As part of this strategic alliance, Siemens will also provide high-end computed tomography (CT) scanners with excellent resolution, faster imaging speeds and software to reduce radiation dose. Also included are 3.0-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging systems (MRIs) designed for neurological imaging, direct-digital radiography systems that can perform an X-ray scan in half the time it usually takes, and digital fluoroscopy units. The CT and MRI units can accommodate patients in excess of 500 pounds, while the MRI scanners are equipped with open bores, which can be especially beneficial when imaging claustrophobic patients.

The purchase was enabled in part by a generous donation from Chicago-area businessman John M. Boler and his wife, Mary Jo. The donation was intended for Rush to create one of the most advanced imaging centers in the country to better diagnose and treat patients for everything from heart disease to cancer.

“We are looking forward to our collaboration with Siemens in our continuing efforts to deliver the best possible care for our patients,” said Peter Butler, president of Rush University Medical Center.

For more information: www.rush.edu, www.siemens.com/healthcare

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