Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Senator Casey Visits New Olympus Medical Learning Center
New modern training facility provides backdrop for discussion on healthcare reform
CENTER VALLEY, Pa., July 23, 2013 – /PRNewswire/ – Olympus, a precision technology leader in designing and delivering innovative Medical and Surgical solutions, among other core businesses, announced today that U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) visited its new Medical Learning Center in the Lehigh Valley. Senator Casey met with the President of Olympus’ Medical Systems Group Luke Calcraft to tour the innovative facility and discuss issues affecting the medical device industry in the context of healthcare reform.
“I welcome the opportunity to discuss healthcare reform with stakeholders in Pennsylvania like Olympus,” said Senator Casey. “I look forward to working together to invest in medical technology that plays an important role in diagnosing and curing numerous diseases.”
Calcraft added, “We applaud the passion and commitment Senator Casey shows for healthcare reform and appreciate his understanding and support of the contribution our industry brings to the quality of life of millions of Americans, not to mention the positive impact of our business on employment opportunities in Eastern Pennsylvania. The new Medical Learning Center will help enhance the knowledge and expertise required to successfully use our world-class products and make a measurable impact on patients and physicians worldwide. We remain fully committed to meeting the needs of healthcare providers by providing cutting-edge medical products—most of which are aimed at early, minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of diseases—that improve the quality of care, enhance patient satisfaction and reduce the total cost of healthcare.”
The Medical Learning Center, a 2,875 square foot modern training facility featuring new and innovative medical technology, will be used to train Olympus employees and distributor partners from across North and South America. The new facility supports Olympus’ commitment to excellence through comprehensive training of sales, marketing, field and technical support personnel on the safe and effective use of the company’s innovative medical and surgical products that, in the hands of healthcare professionals, help people lead more fulfilling lives.
Through Olympus’ partnership with Communities in Schools, the Company will also use the new facility to provide education programs related to its current Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) initiatives as well as general career training to empower students with the educational resources to make a positive impact in their lives and future careers.
About Olympus Medical Systems Group
Olympus Medical Systems Group, a division of global technology leader Olympus, develops solutions for healthcare professionals that help improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs and enhance quality of life for patients. By enabling less invasive procedures, innovative diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, and early stage lung cancer evaluation and treatments, Olympus is transforming the future of healthcare.
For more information, visit Olympus at www.olympusamerica.com.
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