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November 30, 2011


Performance Pro Education Program Helps John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County Tailor Education to Fit its Needs

CHICAGO, Nov. 30, 2011 – Understanding that each customer has unique needs, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc. partners with institutions to create customizable training and education programs. John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, in Chicago, Ill., acquired one AquilionTM Large Bore, one Aquilion 64 and four Aquilion 32 systems in the past year, and received training through the Performance Pro program.

As part of the Performance Pro three-phased process, technologists from John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County visited the Toshiba Institute of Advanced Imaging in Irvine, Calif., to learn the fundamentals of basic and advanced CT scanning, followed by additional on-site training with Toshiba applications specialists. Then, before the final stage of the program, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County requested a comprehensive test for technologists to determine the focus of its remaining education. Toshiba used the results to tailor the final stage of training.

“The comprehensive test showed where our employees excelled and where they needed more attention,” said David Smith, technical manager, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. “The ability to customize the training ensured our technologists had full understanding of our technology to utilize the equipment to its fullest potential.”

“This is a great example of how Performance Pro empowers our customers to tailor their education plan and provide optimal patient care,” said Sharon Yoon, senior director, National Sales Programs, Toshiba. “In the future, we plan to administer this comprehensive test at other sites as another way to determine training needs.”

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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

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.

About 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 6.3 trillion yen (US$77 billion).