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University HealthSystem Consortium Selects KONE to Provide Elevator Maintenance Services
Date:3/20/2009

OAK BROOK, Ill., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) today announced that it has awarded a 3-year agreement to KONE Inc., an elevator and escalator manufacturing, installation, maintenance, modernization, and repair services company based in Lisle, Ill. The agreement, which has 2 optional 1-year renewal periods, became effective on February 1, 2009.

KONE operates 800 service centers in 50 countries, delivering approximately 50,000 new elevators and escalators and servicing more than 750,000 elevators and escalators and 270,000 automatic building doors per year.

A key benefit of the partnership with KONE is the KONE Care(TM) service program, which provides comprehensive and flexible service solutions for equipment regardless of manufacturer. In addition, KONE improves the environmental efficiency of its solutions by incorporating energy-saving technologies that keep the total cost of ownership low while reducing the environmental footprint of buildings.

"We're pleased to offer our members these important services from a trustworthy leader in the field," says Cindy White, vice president of operations at UHC. "KONE adds value with innovative, safe, and reliable solutions."

"KONE is excited to be a strategic partner of University HealthSystem Consortium," says Vance Tang, KONE executive vice president and area director for the Americas. "We look forward to helping UHC develop and improve their clinical operations through eco-efficient and reliable service solutions."

About UHC

The University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), formed in 1984, is an alliance of 103 academic medical centers and 210 of their affiliated hospitals, representing approximately 90% of the nation's nonprofit academic medical centers. UHC offers its members specific p
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