SOURCE: ZONARE Medical Systems

March 11, 2008 09:30 ET

West Virginia's Largest Healthcare Provider Signs Ultrasound Agreement With ZONARE Medical Systems

West Virginia United Health System to Install 12 Ultrasound Systems Throughout Multiple Departments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - March 11, 2008) - ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., a developer of premium ultrasound systems, announced it has signed an agreement with West Virginia United Health System (WVUHS), the largest healthcare provider in the state, for the purchase and installation of 12 ultrasound systems in 2008. WVUHS has already installed seven of the systems in various clinical settings including anesthesiology, emergency medicine, interventional radiology and maternal fetal medicine. The contract extends over the next four years.

"We are very pleased to have this relationship with WVU, and we are confident that this leading-edge technology will help WVU's labor and delivery, interventional radiology, emergency medicine and other departments to continue to provide their patients with outstanding care," said Don Southard, president and CEO at ZONARE Medical Systems. "The agreement to purchase 12 ultrasound systems is proof once again that the premium technology found in our platform, combined with our commitment to enhancing medical care, allows clinics and hospitals worldwide to offer the highest standard in patient diagnosis."

WVUHS was created in 1996, to help hospitals and healthcare professionals continue to provide accessible, quality services in a constantly changing environment. Since that time, WVUHS has grown into the largest healthcare system based in West Virginia. WVUHS includes West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH), United Physicians Care and WVU Cheat Lake Physicians. WVUHS is committed to improving the health of the communities it serves through the delivery of quality, cost-effective health care services and the support of health professional training and research.

The ultra system is a premium-quality, Convertible Ultrasound™ platform based on proprietary Zone Sonography™ technology. Clinicians are able to easily convert the system from a full-featured, cart-based system into a premium compact ultrasound system with no sacrifice to image quality or performance. As a result, physicians can spend more time concentrating on workflow demands without compromising patient studies.

The system's software-based architecture allows its performance to continue to improve as greater processing power becomes available. System upgrades can be downloaded by visiting

About West Virginia United Health System

West Virginia United Health System consists of West Virginia University Hospitals (WVUH), including Ruby Memorial Hospital, Chestnut Ridge Hospital (Behavioral Medicine), Children's Hospital, and the John Michael Moore Trauma Center in Morgantown, WVUH-East which includes City Hospital in Martinsburg, and Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Ranson, and United Hospital Center, located in Clarksburg; United Physicians Care, a network of more than sixteen providers at ten primary care sites throughout north central West Virginia and western Maryland; and WVU Cheat Lake Physicians, a multi-specialty ambulatory center in the Cheat Lake area of Morgantown. For further information, visit

About ZONARE Medical Systems

ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc., founded in 1999, is a privately held company based in Mountain View, Calif. The company designs, develops and manufactures premium performance compact ultrasound solutions, which combine its proprietary technology with an innovative physical design. Zone Sonography technology, ZONARE's unique patented approach to ultrasound imaging, is focused on bringing premium image quality and performance to clinical settings, leading to advanced diagnostic capabilities, portability, cost-effective operation, maintenance and upgrades, and attractive value to clinicians. For more information, go to

Convertible Ultrasound and Zone Sonography are trademarks of ZONARE Medical Systems, Inc.

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