When opening a new hospital or medical center, partnering with the right diagnostic imaging vendor with patient-focused technology and a trusted, responsive service and support team is critical to meet the tight deadlines of bringing a new facility online. As part of its new Gates Vascular Institute in Buffalo, NY, Kaleida Health selected Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. to install 14 Infinix™-i vascular X-ray systems, which will be used for all cardiovascular, neuro, vascular and electrophysiology (EP) procedures. Toshiba and Kaleida Health worked closely together to install all 14 systems within three months, ensuring the vascular labs were ready when the new facility’s doors opened.
“Toshiba exceeded our expectations to ensure all 14 labs were installed and operational before the opening of our new Gates Vascular Institute,” said Jim Kaskie, president and chief executive officer, Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health System of Western New York. “Toshiba’s ability to simultaneously meet the needs of our physician board and the construction team’s schedule is historic in terms of my experience working with a vendor. This was a great experience from beginning to end, and we hope this installation is only the start of our growing partnership with Toshiba.”
The diversity and scope of the Infinix-i product line allows clinicians to perform vascular, cardiovascular and neuro procedures with ease. The systems have unique characteristics that provide superior patient access and coverage, along with high-resolution flat-panel detectors that deliver superior image quality. The overall design and friendly ergonomics allow clinical teams to move better around the patient, see better and ultimately work better during diagnostic and complex interventional procedures.
“Kaleida Health is a best-in-class example of how we customize our approach and truly partner to the customer’s specific needs and timeline,” said Stephen Bumb, director, X-ray Vascular Business Unit, Toshiba. “Installing 14 systems within three months illustrates our ability to deliver exceptional service and support to our customers.”
In addition to these systems, GVI also utilizes Toshiba’s AquilionTM ONE dynamic volume CT system.
About Gates Vascular Institute
Opened in May 2012, Gates Vascular Institute (GVI) is dedicated to the surgical and interventional management of cardiac, vascular and neurological conditions, and features a 16-bed highly specialized intensive care unit and a 62-bed short-stay suite. The combined buildings of the Gates Vascular Institute and Buffalo General Medical Center house a brand new emergency department, a new helipad, 610 beds and 28 operating rooms.
About Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.
With headquarters in Tustin, Calif., Toshiba America Medical Systems (TAMS) markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. For more information, visit the TAMS website at www.medical.toshiba.com.
About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a leading worldwide provider of medical diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and MRI systems, as well as information systems for medical institutions. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation has been providing medical products for over 80 years. Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba.
Toshiba is a diversified manufacturer and marketer of advanced electronic and electrical products, spanning digital products, such as LCD TVs, notebook PCs and hard disc drives; electronic devices and components, such as semiconductors; social infrastructure systems, including power generation systems; and home appliances. Toshiba was founded in 1875, and today operates a global network of more than 490 companies, with 203,000 employees worldwide and annual sales surpassing 6.1 trillion yen (US$74 billion).