ISS Solutions Expands Clinical Engineering Footprint in the Mid-West Through the Acquisition of Medical Integrated Services, Inc.
Langhorne, PA, March 28, 2011 – ISS Solutions, a Geisinger Health System company dedicated to the delivery of comprehensive clinical engineering and specialized IT services to clients throughout the United States, announced today the acquisition of Medical Integrated Services, Inc. (MIS) of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. Since 1972, MIS has been delivering clinical engineering services to acute care hospitals, surgery centers, clinics and other healthcare organizations in Ohio, Michigan, and surrounding states.
Peter Brooks, CEO of ISS Solutions, stated, “While ISS Solutions’ clinical engineering services heritage extends back to 1971, MIS’ heritage began one short-year later in 1972. Both companies share a commitment to developing long-term relationships with clients and delivering outstanding services. We are proud to continue MIS’ shared values and tradition of service excellence.” The acquisition of MIS supports ISS Solutions’ strategy to expand its service area throughout the Eastern United States. The company, headquartered in Pennsylvania, currently serves clients in over 15 states from Minnesota to Maine to Maryland.
Phil Wojcik, President of MIS, decided to retire from the business after 22 years as a healthcare administrator in Michigan, and 21 years as owner of MIS. Mr. Wojcik was seeking an organization that could be entrusted with the care of his employees and clients. After finding ISS Solutions, a Geisinger Health System company, Phil knew that he could relax in retirement because his clients and employees would be taken care of. Mr. Wojcik stated, “I was impressed that a leading healthcare organization like Geisinger Health System owned and operated a clinical engineering services firm that served over 100 clients in overlapping territories with MIS. ISS Solutions already had clients in Ohio and West Virginia, and they wanted to expand more rapidly into our primary service territory of Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. ISS Solutions offered to hire 100% of MIS’ employees, and already had sales and service management in the mid-West. Their attitude and approach of taking care of clients was a natural fit, and I was pleased to learn of their broad array of supported technologies, from basic biomedical equipment to the most advanced imaging equipment utilized at leading healthcare organizations.”
Mr. Brooks further stated, “Service transition for existing clients will be smooth. Not only are all MIS employees joining the ISS Solutions team, we are pleased that Phil has decided to stay with us as a part-time executive consultant for years to come. Phil’s relationships with healthcare organizations and knowledge of the industry are appreciated and valued.”
About ISS Solutions
ISS Solutions, a Geisinger Health System company headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, provides specialized technology lifecycle management solutions to healthcare, government, education, and commercial clients throughout the United States. For more than 30 years, their experts have helped organizations maximize performance through timely, accurate and cost-effective clinical engineering and information technology support services that increase productivity and ensure regulatory compliance. Their extensive service offering is customizable and can be applied selectively or as part of a single-source managed services program. For more information, visit www.ISSsolutions.com.
About Geisinger Health System
Geisinger is an integrated health services organization widely recognized for its innovative use of the electronic health record, and the development and implementation of innovative care models including ProvenHealth Navigator, their advanced medical home and ProvenCare ("warranty") program. The system serves more than 2.6 million residents throughout 42 counties in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org.
MIS / ISS Solutions Ohio Contact Information
Contact information for MIS (now ISS Solutions in Ohio) remains the same:
2020 Front Street, Suite 203
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 44221
ISS Solutions Public Relations
215 752-2221, ext. 196
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