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Siemens Healthcare (formerly Siemens Medical Solutions, formerly Siemens Medical Systems, internally within Siemens known as "Med") is a supplier to the healthcare industry, and is headquartered in Erlangen, Germany. Currently, its U.S. division, Siemens Healthcare USA, Inc., is a Delaware corporation, with headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The Ultrasound Group is located in Issaquah, Washington.
The company dates its early beginnings 1847 to a small family business in Berlin, co-founded by Ernst Werner von Siemens. The name Siemens Medical Solutions was adopted in 2001, and the change to Siemens Healthcare is part of a reorganization underway in 2008.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Siemens Healthcare USA, Inc., is Gregory Sorensen, MD.
Globally it has 49,000 employees, most of them in Germany (comparing to 46,000 at GE Healthcare and 33,000 at Philips Healthcare) and 17.2 billion US-$ sales in 2007 (16.997 billion US-$ for GE).