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Siemens wins 132-million-Euro contract for medical technology in Spain

The Ministry of Health of the Spanish region of Murcia has placed an order worth 132 million Euros to Siemens Healthcare for medical technology, service and financing. Within the framework of a public private partnership, Siemens will provide two hospitals in the region with more than 100 imaging systems, including computed tomography scanners, mammography systems, and ultrasound systems. Siemens ensures that the hospitals work with state-of-the-art technology for the next 15 years. This includes both maintenance and an innovation guarantee: The systems will be replaced in predefined intervals with the newest model of the respective product line. Siemens Financial Services developed the financing solution for the initial equipment and for the regular technological replacements.The Cartagena and Mar Menor public hospitals in the Murcia region will have a total of more than 1,000 beds and will be completed by the end of 2010. However, the Ministry of Health faced a considerable challenge when it was required to provide the latest medical technology for two large hospitals all at once. For this reason, the authorities looked for a private investor. The contract’s linchpin is the “Managed Equipment Services” (MES) business model that Siemens Healthcare has already applied to various successful projects

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