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Elekta Contract Provides Sisters of Mercy Health System Access to Leading Radiation Therapy Solutions
Date:9/6/2007

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), a group purchasing organization (GPO) serving St. Louis- based Sisters of Mercy Health System, has signed an agreement with Elekta, enabling members to begin purchasing Elekta's innovative cancer treatment solutions.

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Under the agreement, Mercy will offer its members the image-guided Elekta Synergy(R) for advanced intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) utilizing X-ray Volume Imaging, Elekta Synergy(R) S for the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy throughout the body, as well as, the unrivaled Elekta Axesse(TM) system for the delivery of extracranial stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) applications for spinal metastases and other radiosurgical indications.

"We continually seek ways to offer our customers the best contracts and opportunities available, and can do that through our relationship with Elekta," says Janet Roach, ROi Contract Manager.

The ROi / Sisters of Mercy contract continues Elekta's strong relationships within the GPO market space. A majority of the top 10 healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. now have provider contracts with Elekta for radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery and associated neuroscience products.

"Hospital systems face intense pressure to maintain a competitive edge, in terms of obtaining patient referrals and attracting and retaining top-notch clinical staff," says Joe Jachinowski, President and CEO of Elekta North America. "Elekta's proven, leading-edge clinical solutions offer hospitals and clinics the opportunity to provide a higher level of patient care, as well as, grow their business within the communities they serve."

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