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Philips Healthcare CEO Joins Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation Board of Directors
Date:10/16/2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation is delighted to announce the election of Steve Rusckowski to its Board of Directors.

Mr. Rusckowski became the Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Philips Healthcare in November, 2006, and has been a member of the Philips Board of Management since April 2007. He was previously the CEO of the Imaging Systems business group of Philips Healthcare.

Before joining Philips, Mr. Rusckowski held numerous management positions with the healthcare division of Hewlett-Packard/Agilent Technologies. He was the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Agilent's Healthcare Solutions Group when Philips acquired this business in 2001.

Mr. Rusckowski was born in 1957 in the United States and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters in management science from M.I.T.'s Sloan School of Management.

"Steve is a great addition to the Foundation's board," comments Neal F. Kassell, M.D., Founder and Chairman of the Foundation and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia. "He is a leading figure in the medical device industry and has 25 years of experience in introducing ground breaking innovations to the medical community. Philips Healthcare is widely recognized for its high quality technology and has made a major commitment to MR-guided Focused Ultrasound. Steve will represent a key stakeholder in this exciting field, which we believe has the potential to revolutionize therapy and improve the lives of millions of patients."

"I am pleased to be part of the Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation," comments Steve Rusckowski. "The Foundation has become a driving force in advancing the field of MR-guided Focused Ultrasound, and I look forward to contributing to the Foundation's goal of rapidly moving the technology from the laboratory t
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