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 News Release - August 21, 2006

Toshiba Secures Exclusive Five-Year Equipment Agreement With OhioHealth

TUSTIN, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Aug. 21, 2006--Further establishing its business in the Midwest, Toshiba America Medical Systems Inc. today announced an exclusive five-year agreement with OhioHealth, a not-for-profit healthcare organization providing healthcare services to 46 Ohio counties. Under the terms of the contract, four award-winning OhioHealth hospitals - Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Doctors Hospital and Grady Memorial Hospital - and six diagnostic imaging centers will acquire more than 20 Aquilion(TM) computed tomography (CT) scanners - the most advanced multislice CT technology available.

OhioHealth hospitals previously utilized technology from several different vendors but now required an innovative system that delivered consistency across OhioHealth's network of hospitals and imaging centers.

"This innovative agreement benefits our community and our patients by having state-of-the-art imaging closer to their neighborhood," said David P. Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. "We're very excited to be entering into this relationship with Toshiba; they have crafted a compelling value proposition that aligns with our cost leadership strategy. We feel confident this agreement will help allow our hospitals and imaging centers to better serve our growing communities."

"We look forward to a long and successful relationship with OhioHealth, one of the top-rated integrated health systems in the country," said Larry Dentice, general manager and senior vice president, Toshiba. "We are proud to be associated with OhioHealth and its long history of providing excellent patient care."

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization serving and supported by the community. Based in Columbus, Ohio, it is a family of 15 hospitals, 20 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers throughout a 46-county area. OhioHealth hospitals in central Ohio are Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Dublin Methodist Hospital (to open in late 2007). For more information, please visit www.ohiohealth.com.

About Toshiba America Medical Systems

With headquarters in Tustin, Toshiba America Medical Systems markets, sells, distributes and services diagnostic imaging systems, and coordinates clinical diagnostic imaging research for all modalities in the United States. Toshiba Medical Systems Corp., an independent group company of Toshiba Corp., is a global leading provider of diagnostic medical imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, Cath & EP Labs, X-ray, Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine, MRI and information systems. Toshiba Corp. is a leader in information and communications systems, electronic components, consumer products, and power systems. Toshiba has approximately 161,000 employees worldwide and annual sales of $54 billion.


Source: Toshiba America Medical Systems

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