William Osler Health System turns to Siemens to provide imaging and diagnostic equipment for hospitals
OAKVILLE, ON—William Osler Health System, one of Canada’s largest community hospitals with sites in Brampton and Etobicoke, Ont., has awarded Siemens Canada a service contract worth approximately $154 million.
Siemens will provide Osler’s three hospital sites with a comprehensive suite of services that will manage the majority of its medical imaging equipment for the next 15 years. The deal is the first medical service contract ever awarded to Siemens Healthcare in North America and the largest Siemens Healthcare contract win in Canada to date.
The contract includes the procurement, ongoing replacement and maintenance of approximately 190 pieces of diagnostic imaging and diagnostic cardiology equipment. Among them are computed tomography scanners, magnetic resonance systems, ultrasound, breast imaging and x-ray equipment, angiography solutions, as well as molecular imaging equipment. Within the scope of the contract, Siemens will also offer financing solutions, ongoing education and training for clinical users, onsite technical support, room renovations, professional services and a technology refresh program.
“We are excited to partner with Siemens over the next 15 years and achieve an exciting international and Canadian first with their organization,” said Joanne Flewwelling, Executive Vice President, Clinical Services and Chief Nursing Executive, William Osler Health System. “One of Osler’s key areas of focus is on building partnerships that will have long-term, positive impacts on the community we serve. Our work with Siemens will help position us to be on the leading edge in so many of the services and programs we provide through the sustainable use of innovative medical imaging equipment.”
Osler currently has two sites, Etobicoke General Hospital and Brampton Civic Hospital; a third site – the new Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness – is currently under construction. Osler hospitals serve 1.3 million residents of Brampton, Etobicoke, and the surrounding communities.