For immediate release
Consensys Imaging Service, Inc. receives certification
to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 quality standards
CARY, Illinois – January 28, 2014 – Consensys Imaging Service, Inc., a leading national service provider for medical diagnostic imaging equipment, today announced it has received certification to both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 international quality standards.
Following the sale of its transactional business to GE Healthcare in May 2013, Consensys Imaging Service, Inc., a Galen Partners portfolio company, relocated its corporate headquarters to a new and improved service logistics center in Cary, Illinois. This transaction and related move required the company to recruit new quality leadership, establish an independent quality management system and seek re-certification to the appropriate ISO-quality standards. Today Consensys’ quality management system, applicable to providing installation, repair, maintenance and service of medical imaging equipment and accessories for the medical industry, was certified to both ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485:2003 international quality standards.
“Although we held these ISO-certifications prior to the sale of our transactional business, re-certifying so quickly and under these extraordinary circumstances underscores our commitment to delivering world-class service to our customers,” commented Jim Spearman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Consensys Imaging Service, Inc. “A culture of quality and continuous improvement is a core-competence and differentiator that has sparked rapid growth and forged strategic alliances, enabling us to grow profitably at the fastest pace ever since our formation in 2009.”
“Consensys had pledged to sharpen its focus on customer experience and refine its offerings as part of re-branding efforts under its new name and leadership structure,” commented David Jahns, Managing Partner at Galen Partners and Chairman of the Board of Consensys. “Re-certifying to the more rigorous ISO 13485:2003 quality standard, which was developed to address customer and regulatory requirements specific to medical devices and related services, demonstrates Consensys’ ongoing commitment to the highest quality standards and a key reason why its customers consider it to be an attractive alternative to OEM Service.”
About Consensys Imaging Service, Inc.
Consensys Imaging Service, Inc. is a leading national provider of services to the medical diagnostic imaging industry. Consensys leverages its proprietary technologies and advanced technical capabilities to provide high quality, cost-efficient service solutions for its customers across multiple modalities and vendor platforms. Consensys Imaging Service, Inc. is headquartered in Cary, IL, a northwest Chicago suburb. Consensys is a portfolio company of Galen Partners, a leading healthcare private equity firm. For more information, please visit the Consensys website at www.consensysimaging.com.
Consensys Imaging Service, Inc.
Jim Spearman, President & CEO
About Galen Partners
Galen Partners is a leading healthcare growth equity, late stage venture capital firm based in Stamford, CT. The firm focuses on growth equity investments in healthcare technology enabled services, medical devices and specialty pharmaceutical companies. With nearly $1 billion under management raised through five funds, Galen has invested in more than 70 companies since 1990. The partnership seeks opportunities to actively participate as a lead investor in which it can provide between $10 million to $30 million of growth equity capital in healthcare related companies with established revenue. The firm continues a tradition of strategic collaboration and partnership with its portfolio company management teams to build healthcare market leaders. For more information, please visit Galen’s website at www.galen.com.
David Jahns, Managing Partner