Siemens Healthineers and CommonSpirit Health have agreed to acquire Block Imaging, a U.S. provider of refurbished medical imaging equipment, service, and parts. This new acquisition stands to provide more sustainable options and support increasing demand from U.S. hospitals, health systems, and other care sites for multi-vendor imaging parts and services.
“This acquisition, which builds on our existing relationship with CommonSpirit Health, will enable us to offer even more value to our customers and their patients, while promoting efforts to repair and reuse equipment, helping to eliminate waste. Healthcare providers and industry need to work together to solve our common challenges,” says David Pacitti, president of Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. and head of the Americas, Siemens Healthineers.
Under the agreement, Block Imaging will continue supplying parts to providers across the United States to help create a more sustainable and cost-effective fleet of imaging equipment.
“This acquisition supports our efforts to provide reliable, accessible medical care in the communities we serve, and also aligns with our commitment to sustainable choices for the healthcare industry,” says Marvin O’Quinn, president and chief operating officer of CommonSpirit Health.
“Through this new agreement, Block Imaging will have the opportunity to expand our reach and accelerate our mission to provide a second chance at life for imaging equipment so that healthcare providers can provide a second chance at life for patients,” adds Josh Block, president of Block Imaging.
According to a joint press release from Siemens Healthineers and CommonSpirit Health, the acquisition is designed to provide value-based healthcare technology management solutions as well as an approach toward more sustainable diagnostics for U.S. hospitals and health systems.
The closing of this acquisition is subject to receipt of regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions.