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America's Top Three Hospitals All Use Olympus Diagnostic Systems

Melville, N.Y. (September 16, 2003) - If a business can be judged by the customers it attracts, then Olympus systems for hospital laboratories recently earned a highly prestigious vote of confidence in the American media. The three top-rated U.S. hospitals, as recognized in the well-known U.S. News & World Report 2003 Honor Roll rankings, all use Olympus diagnostic systems in their laboratories. Indeed, of the top 12 hospitals in the publication's distinguished Best Hospitals listing, five use Olympus analyzers.

"This proves that the best medical centers and hospitals in the country recognize the quality, reliability, and productivity gains they can achieve using our systems," said Steve Wasserman, Group Vice President, Diagnostic Systems, Olympus America Inc. "Our customers being among the top hospitals in the country reflects not only their breadth of achievement in so many medical specialties, but also reveals how the best healthcare institutions in American have come to rely on Olympus diagnostic systems for laboratory excellence."

The hospitals ranked first, second and third in the listing --Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles -- all use one or more Olympus AU chemistry-immuno systems.

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and New York Presbyterian Hospital are two other medical centers on the U.S. News & World Report's 2003 Honor Roll that also use Olympus AU chemistry-immuno systems.

Since 1981, Olympus Diagnostic Systems Group has provided innovative solutions that meet the high productivity demands of hospitals, integrated healthcare delivery networks, reference labs, blood banks and pharmaceutical labs. Offering the broadest standardized line of random access, chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems, Olympus' solutions save laboratories time, maximize productivity and deliver fast, reliable results. For more information about Olympus diagnostic systems products, visit the website at www.olympusamerica.com/diagnostics.

Click here to view the U.S. News & World Report 2003 America's Best Hospitals Honor Roll or visit http://www.usnews.com/usnews/nycu/health/hosptl/honorroll.htm

About Olympus
Olympus is a precision technology leader, designing and delivering innovative solutions in healthcare and consumer electronics worldwide.

Globally, the company leverages R&D investment in technology and manufacturing processes across diverse business lines that include:

  • minimally invasive diagnostic and surgical endoscopes;
  • advanced clinical and research microscopes;
  • chemistry-immuno analyzers and lab automation systems; and
  • digital and film cameras, and digital voice recorders.
  • In the U. S. and Canada, Olympus serves healthcare, scientific and commercial laboratory markets with integrated product solutions and financial and other service offerings. Olympus is the leading brand in gastrointestinal endoscopy and clinical and educational microscopes. The company's market-leading consumer electronics business spans North and South America. Olympus works collaboratively with its customers and parent company, Olympus Corporation of Tokyo, Japan, to develop state-of-the-art products and service solutions that are efficient, safe and reliable, and that enable users to achieve superior results. For more information, visit www.olympusamerica.com.

    U.S. News & World Report rankings are property of U.S. News & World Report, L.P. (2003)