PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 17 Varian MedicalSystems (NYSE: VAR), a leading manufacturer of radiotherapy and radiosurgicaldevices and software for cancer treatment and X-ray imaging, announces theappointment of Maureen "Mo" Zilly to the newly-created position of director,federal affairs, at the company's recently established government affairsoffice in Washington, DC.
Zilly, who has worked on Capitol Hill for nearly six years, was thelegislative director for Congressman John Shinkus (R-IL). During her tenurewith the Congressman, she worked closely with the House Energy and CommerceCommittee, and special responsibility for healthcare issues.
More recently, she served as the director of government relations for theMedical Imaging and Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of the NationalElectrical Manufacturers Association, where she focused on Medicare and FDAissues.
"Mo is extremely knowledgeable about the healthcare issues facing Varianin the upcoming Congress," said Andy Whitman, Varian's vice president,government affairs. "She will be a great asset as we seek to contribute topublic policy discussions involving the future of healthcare, and particularlythe fight against cancer, which is a major focus of our company."
Zilly holds a BS degree in International, Resource, and Consumer Economicsfrom the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. "I am excited to be apart of the Varian team, working to help develop the company's positions onimportant healthcare policy issues like comparative effectiveness andhealthcare reform," Zilly says. She assumed her new position on November 24.
About Varian Medical Systems
Varian Medical Systems, Inc., of Palo Alto, California, is the world'sleading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer andother medical conditions with radiotherapy, radiosurgery, proton therapy, andbrachytherapy. The company supplies informatics software for managingcomprehensive cancer clinics, radiotherapy centers and medical oncologypractices. Varian is a premier supplier of tubes and digital detectors forX-ray imaging in medical, scientific, and industrial applications and alsosupplies X-ray imaging products for cargo screening and industrial inspection.Varian Medical Systems employs approximately 4,800 people who are located atmanufacturing sites in North America and Europe and in its 60 sales andsupport offices around the world. For more information, visithttp://www.varian.com/.
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