Navigation Links
Leading Healthcare Group Selects Varian Medical Systems to Supply Cancer Treatment Technology for Treatment Centers Across the Western United States
Date:6/17/2009

Providence Health and Services (PH&S) Enters into Three-Year Agreement with Varian

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Varian Medical Systems (NYSE: VAR) and Providence Health and Services (PH&S) have signed a three-year agreement for Varian to provide PH&S treatment centers with advanced radiotherapy technology for treating cancer. The agreement covers Varian's state-of-the-art equipment and software.

"The Providence Health & Services organization encompasses over 33 participating treatment facilities across Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, and California," said Michael Oswald, Director of Capital Equipment Contracting at PH&S. "We elected not to renew our previous agreements with certain other cancer treatment technology suppliers, and selected Varian as our vendor for radiation therapy treatment technology going forward."

"Varian provides well engineered, high quality equipment that performs to very tight specifications," said Keri Moeller, manager of radiation oncology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington, a PH&S member site that installed Varian's Trilogy(TM) machine for image-guided radiotherapy earlier this year. Moeller and her colleagues at Sacred Heart are members of the PH&S Oncology Services group, which played an instrumental role in the organization's decision to contract with Varian for treatment delivery technology purchases over the next five years. "With Trilogy, we can offer patients accurate image-guided treatments. Our Trilogy machine can quickly deliver high-dose stereotactic radiosurgery when appropriate, and also features respiratory gating to compensate for tumor motion during treatment. No other manufacturer could offer us a comparable package of capabilities. We also felt secure in our ability to rely on Varian's mature service network," Moeller added.

"Our priority is to provide our member hospitals and treatment centers with access to technology that delivers the most effective cancer treatments available," Oswald said. "Through this agreement with Varian, we are accomplishing that goal."

About Providence Health and Services

Providence Health and Services (PH&S) is a private, not-for-profit healthcare organization with hospitals and related health care service and administrative operations in Alaska, Washington, Montana, Oregon, and California. PH&S owns and operates 28 acute care hospitals, freestanding long term care facilities, home care services, and low income and assisted living facilities. It also operated the Providence Alliance, a contractual supply chain relationship with smaller hospitals not owned by Providence.

About Varian Medical Systems

Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, and brachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managing comprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncology practices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors for X-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and also supplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection. Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 5,100 people who are located at manufacturing sites in North America, China, and Europe and in its 79 offices and facilities around the world. For more information, visit http://www.varian.com/.

    FOR INFORMATION CONTACT:
    Meryl Ginsberg, 650-424-6444
    meryl.ginsberg@varian.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Varian Medical Systems, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Nottingham Primary Care Division a UK leading center
2. Purity Products Partners with Leading Vitamin D Expert to Create Next-Generation D3 Complex
3. EUROPACE 2009, the leading European congress on cardiac arrhythmias and pacing
4. Enhanced Vision Supports America's Leading Event for Blind and Visually Impaired
5. Perot Systems Releases ARRA Webcast Featuring Leading Analyst Firm
6. Leading Sperm Bank Expands Fertility Preservation Services to the Big Apple
7. Eltman, Eltman & Cooper: The Nation's Leading Judgment Enforcement Firm
8. Leading University Hospital Completes System-Wide Conversion to Masimo SET(R) Pulse Oximetry
9. Leading Patient Advocacy Organizations United on Health Care Reform Principles
10. KoolDocs.com, Leading Provider of Online Doctor Consultations, Launches New Website
11. MHPA, Leading Association Representing Medicaid Health Plans, Issues Statement on Proposed California SCHIP Elimination
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... TopConsumerReviews.com ... retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States and ... have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. Even ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to ... app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry ... fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With 30 hand-drawn ... specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand ... all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand generator and ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization ... in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial (Halt ... its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial to ... 2016, and to report top line data from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 , , , WHEN: ... 2016 , , , , LOCATION: , , , Online, ... , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  , , , Frost & Sullivan,s Global ... Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, Divyaa Ravishankar and Unmesh Lal, Program Manager ... pharmaceutical industry is witnessing an exceptional era. Several new demand spaces, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Revolutionary technology ... Oticon , industry leaders in advanced audiology and ... Oticon Opn ™, the world,s first internet connected ... for IoT devices.      (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20160622/382240 ... a number of ,world firsts,: , TwinLink™ ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: