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 News Release - November 15, 2006

VIASYS Healthcare Inc. Announces Key Executive Management Changes

Ed Pulwer Appointed EVP and Chief Operating Officer

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--VIASYS Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:VAS ) announced today several executive appointments including the naming of Ed Pulwer as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of VIASYS. Additional appointments included Greg Martin to Group President, VIASYS International Operations and Arie Cohen as Group President, VIASYS Respiratory Care. Messrs. Pulwer and Martin will report directly to Randy Thurman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Cohen will report to Mr. Pulwer.

Randy Thurman, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We are celebrating our fifth anniversary as a public company this year. During these five years, we have achieved significant and consistent growth throughout our organization. These achievements are the result of the leadership and commitment that has been the foundation of the VIASYS success. Today's promotions recognize the outstanding professionals that have made VIASYS what it is today. In just five years, we have experienced significant revenue growth across the entire spectrum of our business, and we are now the market leader in several of our product categories. With a best in class management team, we look forward to continued achievement across our businesses.

"Ed Pulwer's promotion to Chief Operating Officer at VIASYS entails responsibility for each of our strategic business units. Ed has held several leadership positions since the inception of the Company five years ago and this appointment recognizes his outstanding achievements. I look forward to his continued leadership as we move ahead with our mission and strategy to deliver best products in each of our medical device product categories.

"Greg Martin and Arie Cohen are veterans of the medical technology business with proven track records in delivering results across VIASYS' business segments. Greg's proven ability to build an outstanding business was highlighted in his role as President of Customer Care where profits doubled in the three years under his leadership. Arie's track record includes broad experience in integrating the acquisitions that have contributed to our growth and market leadership."

ABOUT VIASYS HEALTHCARE INC.

VIASYS Healthcare Inc. is a global, research-based medical technology company focused on respiratory, neurology, medical disposable and orthopedic products. VIASYS products are marketed under well-recognized trademarks including, among others, AVEA®, BEAR®, BIRD®, CORFLO®, CORPAK®, CORTRAK®, EME®, GRASON-STADLER®, JAEGER(TM), LYRA®, MEDELEC®, MICROGAS®, NAVIGATOR®, NICOLET®, NicoletOne(TM), PULMONETIC(TM), SENSORMEDICS®, TECA®, TECOMET(TM), VELA® and VMAX®. VIASYS is headquartered in Conshohocken, PA, and its businesses are conducted through its Respiratory Care, NeuroCare, MedSystems and Orthopedics business units. More information can be found at http://www.viasyshealthcare.com.


Source: VIASYS Healthcare

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