GE Healthcare is a division of GE Technology Infrastructure, which is itself a division of General Electric (GE). It employs more than 46,000 people worldwide and is headquartered in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom. GE Healthcare is the first GE business segment to be headquartered outside the United States. In 2004, just before the completion of the $9 billion acquisition of U.K.-based Amersham plc, the formerly named GE Medical Systems was renamed GE Healthcare.
GE Healthcare has a range of products and services that include medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring systems, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies. From a brief period from the close of the Amersham acquisition in April 2004 – June 2005, GE Healthcare was organized into two primary business segments: GE Healthcare Technologies, led by Joseph Hogan, and GE Healthcare Bio-Sciences, the former Amersham business segments that were led by Peter Löscher. Those business segment names and organizations were formally dropped in June 2005.
GE Healthcare currently has 7 primary business units:
• GE Healthcare Global Diagnostic Imaging, headquartered in Pewaukee (near Milwaukee), Wisconsin, USA. The Diagnostic Imaging business includes X-ray, digital mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) and molecular imaging technologies. Moved to China effective July 25, 2011.
• GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, headquartered in Wauwatosa (suburb of Milwaukee), Wisconsin, USA. This business provides a range of healthcare technologies and services for clinicians and healthcare administrators. It includes ultrasound, ECG, bone densitometry, patient monitoring, incubators and infant warmers, respiratory care and anesthesia management. In collaboration with GE Healthcare, The Wayne State University School of Medicine offers an integrated radiology curriculum during its MD Program led by investigators of the Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity study. GE has donated over one million dollars of Logiq E Ultrasound equipment for this study.
• GE Healthcare IT, headquartered in Barrington, Illinois, USA. Healthcare IT provides clinical & financial information technology solutions such as departmental IT products, RIS/PACS (Radiology Information Systems/Picture Archiving and Communication Systems) and CVIS (Cardiovascular Information Systems), as well as revenue cycle management and practice applications.
• GE Healthcare Medical Diagnostics, headquartered in Little Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, UK. Medical Diagnostics researches, manufactures and markets imaging agents used during medical scanning procedures to highlight organs, tissue and functions inside the human body.
• GE Healthcare Life Sciences, headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden. This division produces technology for drug discovery, biopharmaceutical manufacturing and cellular technologies. It also makes systems and equipment for the purification of biopharmaceuticals. The Life Sciences business unit is led by Kieran Murphy.
• GE Healthcare Surgery, headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. This provides tools and technologies for cardiac, surgical and interventional care, from cardiac catheterization labs, diagnostic monitoring systems, data management systems to mobile fluoroscopic imaging systems, navigation and 3D visualization instrumentation. The Surgery business unit is led by Joe Shrawder.
• GE Healthcare GoldSeal, headquartered in Wisconsin, USA. They are providers of second-hand refurbished GE X-ray systems.
While it has offices around the globe, GE Healthcare has major regional operations in Buc (suburb of Paris), France; Helsinki, Finland; Budaors (suburb of Budapest), Hungary; Yizhuang (suburb of Beijing), China; Hino & Tokyo, Japan.
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