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U.S. Soldiers and Veterans at Home and Abroad Touched by Lifesaving Products From Philips Healthcare
Date:11/9/2011

ANDOVER, Mass., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As soldiers are being treated for more advanced medical conditions on the battlefield, more advanced medical devices are required to respond to this need. Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) has a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military and Department of Veterans Affairs, and provides cutting-edge health care equipment to the battlefield and U.S. military hospitals. Multiple Philips ultrasound machines and automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are deployed right now. There are currently 25 Philips computed tomography (CT) units in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Navy recently announced the installation of three magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems in Afghanistan. The deployment of imaging systems in combat zones is widely credited for improving battlefield survival rates among service members who are injured during deployment.

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In addition, Philips was selected by the United States government to outfit the Medical Education and Training Campus (METC) at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas with an array of advanced imaging systems. The facility serves the U.S. Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Navy as a centralized site for basic and specialty enlisted medical training. METC is the largest military medical and training institution in the world and the largest consolidation of service training in the history of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).

Philips has installed 68 imaging systems in the METC facilities, including a broad spectrum of advanced imaging equipment such as X-ray, cardiovascular imaging, ultrasound, CT and nuclear medicine devices similar to equipment used in military hospitals and clinics. This ensures that training is accurate and precise for future deployment and prepares the medical forces for supporting military hospitals and clinics.

"Philips is honored to support American men and women in uniform," said Gene Saragnese, chief executive officer, Imaging Systems, Philips Healthcare. "Our goal at Philips is to provide innovative health care technologies that simplify health care and lead to better diagnostic outcomes. Knowing our equipment is helping the U.S. military provide trusted care anywhere, affirms that our products meet the highest levels of quality."

Philips also provides advanced patient care and clinical informatics solutions to all branches of the military and veterans administration hospitals. These include IntelliVue patient monitoring solutions, therapeutic care solutions such as AEDs, SureSigns vital signs monitors, and IntelliSpace critical care and anesthesia care informatics.

"We are very proud to work with the United States Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs," said Deborah DiSanzo, executive vice president and chief executive officer, Patient Care and Clinical Informatics, Philips Healthcare. "The Philips team develops solutions designed to improve and save lives of our service men and women and their families -- from air-worthy, combat-ready AEDs to innovative Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) telehealth solutions to fulfilling Department of Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) requirements across our portfolio."  

About Royal Philips Electronics

Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people's lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of "sense and simplicity." Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs over 120,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.3 billion in 2010, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.


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