CONSORTA SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH FUJINON FOR ENDOSCOPY PRODUCTS

  

Chicago, April 1, 2003 — Consorta Catholic Resource Partners, one of the nation's leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organizations (GPO), has signed an agreement with Fujinon, Inc. to provide Endoscopy products to their membership. The two-year agreement was facilitated through HealthCare Links, an outsourced national accounts group.

"We at Fujinon are extremely pleased to have been selected as an endoscopic system provider for Consorta and it Shareholder facilities. Our selection by such a distinguished group as Consorta, validates Fujinon Endoscopic Systems as an extremely capable total system provider to our nations health care industry, commented Eric Knisley, Vice President and General Manager for Fujinon.

About Fujinon, Inc
Fujinon, Inc., part of the Fuji Photo Film family, actively participates with leading hospitals and endoscopists by producing high resolution, high magnification optical products, accessory components and systems. Fujinon systems boast the image of greatest sharpness, the finest detail, and the highest resolution. The equipment successfully assists endoscopists in identifying minute cellular structures that are suspected of being precursors to more significant disease. www.fujinonendoscopy.com

About Consorta
Based in Suburban Chicago, Consorta is a leading healthcare resource management and group purchasing organization, whose shareholders are Catholic-sponsored, faith-based or non-profit health systems. Consortas shareholder health care systems operate more than half of all Catholic hospitals in the United States. Consorta currently provides services to over 400 acute care hospitals and 1700 alternate care facilities with 54,600 beds in 35 states. www.consorta.com

Healthcare Links, Fujinon's national accounts group that specializes in assisting medical companies gain and implement national agreements, facilitated the agreement. www.healthcarelinks.org

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