BOTHELL, Wash., June 20 Verathon(R) (formerly DiagnosticUltrasound Corp.), the maker of BladderScan(R) bladder volume instruments andGlideScope(R) video laryngoscopes announced today the company's selection, forthe second year in a row, as one of the "Best Companies To Work For" inWashington State by Washington CEO Magazine.
Verathon was ranked as the 4th "Best Company To Work For" in themedium-size company category, (those companies with 100 to 499 employees).Verathon was selected as one of only 22 companies in that size categoryincluded in the overall Top 100. There were more than 54 medium-sizecompanies entered overall, and over 300 small, medium and large companies intotal nominated for the Top 100.
"Verathon is extremely pleased to be recognized again this year byWashington CEO Magazine as one of the 'Best Places to Work' in WashingtonState," stated Gerald McMorrow, founder, CEO and chairman of the board ofVerathon. "Our employees are the cornerstone of our business success. Theirdedication to providing innovative and reliable medical devices and service tohealth care professionals fuels our growth."
McMorrow continued, "Verathon's unique entrepreneurial culture allowsemployees, as individuals and in teams, to contribute and really make adifference in improving health care. It also allows Verathon to be nimblewhich helps make the company a dynamic place to work. This drives excitingcareer opportunities, including education and advancement."
The nomination process for "Best Places to Work For" included the initialnomination by an employee, company-wide employee surveys and completion of acorporate profile by management. Employees were asked to rate the company bycompleting a confidential online survey covering criteria such as effectivecommunication, training, responsibility and decision-making, performancestandards, rewards and recognition, benefits, leadership, work environment,hiring and retention and corporate culture. The data were compiled by anindependent market research firm, and then a distinguished panel of judgesreviewed the data and comments from the employees.
About Verathon Inc.
Verathon(R), formerly Diagnostic Ultrasound Corp., designs andmanufactures reliable, state-of-the-art medical devices and services thatoffer a meaningful improvement in patient care to the health care community.The company's noninvasive BladderScan(R) instrument is the standard of carefor bladder volume measurement. The brand is found in over 60 countries inUrology and Primary Care practices, as well as Acute and Extended Carefacilities. With the January 2006 acquisition of Saturn Biomedical Systems inVancouver, Canada, Verathon(R) entered Anesthesiology, Critical Care andEmergency markets with the GlideScope(R) video laryngoscope (GVL(R)) brand.Verathon(R) is headquartered in Bothell, Washington and has approximately 360employees worldwide. For more information, please visithttp://www.verathon.com.
Media Contact: Jane Mueller, VP of Marketing, Verathon Medical Inc.,425.867.1348, Ext. 5600. Alternate Contacts: Nansea Carmichael - Marketing,425.867.1348, Ext. 5607
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