Philips and TriHealth announce multi-year partnership at heart of new TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute on the campus of Bethesda North Hospital

February 9, 2023

With access to innovative healthcare technologies, clinicians can continue to provide exceptional care to local and surrounding communities and deliver on Quadruple Aim

Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), a global leader in health technology, has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with TriHealth, a leading Cincinnati-based integrated healthcare delivery system, to adopt Philips’ integrated portfolio of cardiology solutions for its new TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute on the campus of Bethesda North Hospital and the Harold and Eugenia Thomas Comprehensive Care Center. The agreement allows TriHealth to expand cardiac care and deliver on its promise to the community: provide high quality care, act for the benefit of the community, cooperate with the physicians and other providers to coordinate health services, and to educate the next generation of healthcare providers.

TriHealth is a full-service, not-for-profit health system that services three Ohio counties as well as Kentucky residents living close to the state border, with a wide range of clinical, educational, preventive and social programs. As one of the top integrated health systems in greater Cincinnati, TriHealth is committed to providing access to the highest quality medical services for the communities it serves. Over the last few years, TriHealth has made significant investments, including its recent affiliation with the Cleveland Clinic Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, to establish itself as the region’s destination heart and vascular program. Partnering with Philips is the latest in TriHealth enterprise collaborations focused on sharing best practices and developing new treatments and therapies to achieve the best possible outcomes for heart patients across the region.

“Our mission at TriHealth is to improve the health status of the people we serve. The reimagined spaces and workflow in the new Heart & Vascular Institute will enable us to meet our clinical and operational goals, while the new business model will allow us to adopt the technologies that we need, when we need them,” said Jamie Easterling, president and COO of Bethesda North Hospital. “We see tremendous value in our partnership with Philips. Its industry-leading technology, design services, training, ongoing education and support provide all the tools for us to deliver unmatched patient care.”

The TriHealth Heart & Vascular Institute is comprised of nine interventional suites where patients can be diagnosed and treated with a range of minimally-invasive cardiovascular procedures. The rooms are equipped with Philips image-guided therapy solutions, including Azurion, and Philips cardiovascular ultrasound systems Affiniti and EPIQ, for improved imaging, simplified navigation, more efficient AI-enhanced workflows and shorter procedure times. The co-location of the labs allows for easy collaboration with specialists, who are only steps away, for consultation during procedures and interventions. For example, an electrophysiologist can easily be pulled into a procedure for a pacemaker implant. In situations like this, standardizing on Philips technology provides consistency across the labs and ensures physicians have familiarity with the system regardless of the lab in which they are working.

“TriHealth understands that it takes both technology and true partnership to deliver the innovation needed to address today’s healthcare challenges,” said Jeff DiLullo, chief market leader, Philips North America. “Through this collaboration, Bethesda North is becoming the region’s premier destination for heart and vascular care, giving clinicians access to the best technology available so they can provide their patients the quality care they need, and do so closer to home.”

Later this year, TriHealth will open a new reception/waiting area, nursing stations and pre/post operative bays. Patients and staff can expect additional technologies such as patient monitoring, including advanced clinical decision support tools and smart alarms, which can help clinicians intervene before patients have an adverse event, and Philips ultra-mobile Lumify handheld ultrasound, the company’s tablet-based ultrasound that provides telehealth capabilities. The partnership also consists of technology management plans, helping to ensure the health system can benefit from the latest technology innovations which will help them drive their strategy and deliver on their mission.

For further information, please contact:

Mark Groves
Philips Global Press Office
Tel: +31 631 639 916

Avi Dines
Philips North America
Tel: + 1 781 690 3814

Tom Lange
Senior Public Relations Consultant
Tel: + 1 513 569 6728

About Royal Philips
Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a leading health technology company focused on improving people’s health and well-being through meaningful innovation. Philips’ patient- and people-centric innovation leverages advanced technology and deep clinical and consumer insights to deliver personal health solutions for consumers and professional health solutions for healthcare providers and their patients in the hospital and the home. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the company is a leader in diagnostic imaging, ultrasound, image-guided therapy, monitoring and enterprise informatics, as well as in personal health. Philips generated 2022 sales of EUR 17.8 billion and employs approximately 77,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. News about Philips can be found at

About TriHealth
TriHealth is hospitals, physicians and the community working together to help people live better. We provide clinical, educational, preventive and social programs through Bethesda North, Bethesda Butler, Good Samaritan and McCullough-Hyde hospitals and more than 140 other locations throughout Greater Cincinnati. This includes an ambulatory network, physician practices, research division, employer-based health services, hospice care, and fitness and health facilities. Learn more at,, @TriHealth on Twitter, and at


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Teledyne Geospatial revolutionizes airborne lidar ROI with Galaxy Onboard: a real-time workflow solution

Teledyne Geospatial’s Galaxy Onboard

Galaxy Onboard delivers quality-controlled processed data in real time

VAUGHAN, Ontario, Feb. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Teledyne Geospatial announced the release of the Galaxy Onboard, a workflow-focused solution that enables airborne surveyors to deliver quality-controlled processed data in real time. With Galaxy Onboard, Teledyne Geospatial has lowered the barrier of entry for organizations venturing into airborne mapping with a solution that does not require expertise or months of training.

Galaxy Onboard will also offer exceptional value to airborne surveyors allowing them to explore additional applications. Through real-time quality control during acquisition, Galaxy Onboard enables faster than ever turnaround time for governmental wide area programs and engineering-grade corridor applications. In addition, life-threatening applications such as hurricanes, storms, power outages and floods will now have the benefit of Galaxy Onboard’s ability to process 3D data in real-time, making it available for recovery, rescue, and restoration deployment while the plane is still in the air.

Comprised of a rugged onboard computer, with a state-of-the-art real-time processing engine and quality control system, Galaxy Onboard extends the lidar sensor into a full solution that accelerates workflow from airplane to office and instills organizational confidence in data integrity.

“Galaxy Onboard was engineered to delight our customers by accelerating on-time final deliverables, reducing processing time, and automating manual and error-prone work. Onboard will generate confidence by revealing obscure information in real-time.  Onboard’s intuitive design effectively showcases our user obsession and provides immediate efficiencies without compromising on productivity,” said Malek Singer, Teledyne Geospatial’s Product Manager, Airborne.

Teledyne Geospatial unifies the hardware and software expertise of both Teledyne CARIS and Teledyne Optech. The new group provides customers with innovative integrated solutions. Offerings include turnkey systems, lidar and sonar integrated workflows and a range of systems and solutions that support holistic, precision data collection.

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US embassy supports ministry in English language teacher training

Jakarta – US Embassy Jakarta’s Regional English Language Office (RELO), in partnership with Indonesia’s Religious Affairs Ministry, launched a new phase of its English Language Teacher Training (ELTT) program on Tuesday.

Under the program, at least 600 teachers from ministry-affiliated madrasahs and pesantrens of 17 cities of Sumatra, Java, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi islands will receive in-person and online training for five months, the US Embassy in Jakarta informed in a statement on Thursday.

RELO received more than 1,200 applications for the program.

“Building educational connections are a key part of our partnership with Indonesia,” US Embassy Spokesperson Michael Quinlan said.

“That is why we are proud to support a whole host of English language programs, including this one launched today to help Indonesians develop English language skills and expand access to further educational and economic opportunities,” he added.

Director of Madrasah teachers and education personnel at the Directorate General of Islamic Education of the ministry, Muhammad Zain, said that there is a country-wide need for developing the English skills of madrasah teachers and students to help them connect with the global community.

The ELTT is a useful program for enhancing English skills among students, he added.

These skills would bring increased opportunities for students and teachers to actively engage in interfaith dialogues and participate in global exchange programs, he said.

Meanwhile, RELO director Rick Rosenberg thanked the Religious Affairs Ministry as well as all the teachers and students involved in the program.

“The strength, success, and scalability of the ELTT program are built upon the energy and dedication of the Indonesian teachers and our long and productive collaboration,” Rosenberg said.

RELO Jakarta is helping strengthen the US-Indonesia Strategic Partnership by building capacity through English teaching and learning in Indonesia, the US Embassy said in its statement.

Source: Antara News

Expect press to curb spread of hoaxes, fake news: Moeldoko

Jakarta – The press is expected to counteract the spread of hoaxes and fake news, particularly in the run-up to the 2024 elections, chief of the Presidential Staff Office (KSP), Moeldoko, said on National Press Day.

“From the point zero of Nusantara city, I wish for a happy National Press Day to fellow journalists or media personnel,” he remarked in Penajam North Paser, East Kalimantan, on Thursday.

He said he expected the National Press Day, which is celebrated every February 9, to serve as a momentum for the media to sustain its independence and credibility in spreading information and news.

“Moreover, we are now going in to a political year. I expect the media to maintain its neutrality and be able to cut down fake news,” he added.

He urged the press to help ensure a peaceful situation nationwide ahead of the general elections in 2024.

“Let’s keep the political situation conducive this year,” Moeldoko said.

The main event of the 2023 National Press Day commemoration was hosted at the North Sumatra provincial government’s multipurpose building in Deli Serdang district on Thursday. President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) joined the event in person.

Moeldoko, who was visiting the nation’s future capital city of Nusantara (IKN), reviewed the progress of central government infrastructure development, which comprises the Presidential Palace and some ministerial offices.

He also reviewed the development of residential areas for construction workers as well as the progress of Sepaku Semoi Dam, which is targeted to be completed in 2023.

Source: Antara News

MSMEs must seize opportunities in political year: Minister

Pontianak, West Kalimantan – Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno has asked micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the creative economy sector of West Kalimantan to innovate to seize opportunities in the 2023–2024 political year.

“The political year will have many activities. Therefore, creative economy entrepreneurs and MSMEs must be able to prepare themselves and seize opportunities. Do not only be a spectator but utilize this moment to promote your products,” he said at a training held for creative economy MSME actors in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, on Thursday.

With the COVID-19 situation improving, it is time for Indonesia to rise from the pandemic by optimizing tourism and the creative economy, he added.

“Our creative economy ecosystem is in the top three in the world after the United States and South Korea. In order for our creative economy to rise, local governments must be able to support creative economy MSMEs because this sector must be the host in their own country,” the minister added.

He advised creative economy MSME owners to be innovative, adaptive, and collaborative.

“We have to be brave to take risks so we can develop and not stay put. We also have to build friendships because apart from being able to extend our life, we extend our fortune,” he added.

In addition, Uno said that there are many tourism villages in West Kalimantan that have been included in Indonesia’s tourism agenda. This opportunity must be utilized to bring in lots of tourists and mobilize the creative economy of the surrounding community.

He also reminded the people of West Kalimantan, especially business people, to remain united and not be divided in the political year.

“I also appreciate the West Kalimantan provincial government for the many innovations to develop its creative economy and tourism. This, of course, must be maintained and supported by the local government,” he remarked.

On the same occasion, West Kalimantan Governor Sutarmidji said that his party supports the development of tourism and the creative economy. One of the efforts to achieve this has been the preparation of basic infrastructure for MSMEs that has involved all parties.

“We encourage the development of MSMEs, tourism, and crafts in West Kalimantan. We have several facilitates, including the gallery of timber forest products, to exhibit the creative economy MSME products and the regional national craft council (Dekranasda) room at the West Kalimantan Museum,” he said.

Source: Antara News

Regional govt should report companies suspected of destroying forests


bengkulu – The Environment and Forestry Ministry urged governments in regions, particularly Bengkulu Province, to report to the ministry’s law enforcement division about palm oil companies suspected of deliberately destroying forest areas.

Director general of sustainable forest management at the Environment and Forestry Ministry Agus Justianto stated that the appeal was made in the wake of hundreds of hectares of Bengkulu Forests being allegedly encroached upon by palm oil plantations and companies.

“We have a law enforcement mechanism (in place) through the director general of law enforcement at the Environment and Forestry Ministry, which will further (investigate) existing reports,” he remarked.

Regional governments, non-governmental organizations, and general public could report such activities, provided they have accurate data and information, he remarked.

Once the data was complete and sent to the ministry, it would be followed up through a verification process, in which a team from the ministry would be sent to the site, before it could be determined as an encroachment case, Juslianto elaborated.

“You have to have accurate data and information. Only then a team from the Environment and Forestry Ministry will be dispatched to the region to confirm this case by bringing the National Land Agency to measure the area in question to see whether it is included in a forest area or not,” he remarked.

Moreover, he urged the regional governments to also keep an eye out for misuse of forest areas. In the event of such instances being found, they should report it.

His side has constantly warned on prevention of such cases of forest encroachment, so they would not recur, as it would damage the environment and compromise the local ecology.

“If the intention for encroachment is proven, then criminal sanctions will be imposed. However, if the encroachment has already been done, yet there is no intention (for such), then there will be compensation that must be made or non-tax state levies,” he concluded.

Source: Antara News


Minister asks press to embrace technology


Jakarta – Communication and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate urged journalists to utilize technology in carrying out their work, such as fact-checking, during the 2023 National Press Day (HPN) commemoration in Medan, North Sumatra, on Thursday,

“Media can help through fact-checking by using digital technology, processing numeric data analysis, analyzing social networks, to optimizing the cost of other variables in performing various journalism work,” he said in a press statement.

With the current advancement in technology and digital space, journalists are expected to carry out their work with the help of technology, which includes artificial intelligence (AI) that many people have adopted.

Plate cited the example of a foreign news-gathering agency that is using AI to support productivity.

The use of AI by the United States’ Associated Press, for instance, has allowed the agency to increase its article production by 12-fold, he noted.

He believes that the use of technology by journalists in carrying out their duties can also be the road to ensuring a clean and beneficial digital space for people searching for news.

It is deemed important especially given the massive utilization of social media in the current era, wherein digital space has become vulnerable to the challenges of disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation.

The minister said he expected journalists to maintain their social function by undertaking healthy and quality journalistic work through fact-checking.

Plate’s ministry is encouraging journalists and the government to continue to maintain the digital space responsibly.

The ministry has continued to actively coordinate with the Press Council on undertaking cyber patrols to handle negative content and check the spread of disinformation in the digital space, he informed.

This has been undertaken to provide a safe, comfortable and productive digital ecosystem for everyone, he remarked.

Plate also lauded the free press that has currently grown quite well in Indonesia.

Source: Antara News


Minister asks Press Council to devise digital journalism road map


Jakarta – Communication and Informatics Minister Johnny G. Plate has urged the Press Council to formulate a journalism road map that allows the mass media to adopt a digital perspective.

“To maintain a fair environment, it is also necessary to put journalism and media in a new perspective: a digital perspective,” the minister said at the commemoration of National Press Day, according to a press release issued on Thursday.

The road map is expected to improve the legal basis that regulates the sustainability of the media industry.

This legal basis can also help create a level playing field and lead to the convergence of media businesses.

One of the legal bases being prepared is the journalistic copyright regulation, which is also known as publisher rights.

The minister commended academics and members of the press who have contributed to the formulation of the regulation.

“We will go through the process of formulating legislative regulations together. I expect for this process to be pursued quickly because we have streamlined the issues and are calling for more active participation from stakeholders so that they can (reach a middle ground),” he said.

At the 2023 National Press Day commemoration, President Joko Widodo expressed his support for the regulation and said he expected it to be completed within one month.

On Tuesday (February 7, 2023), director general of information and public communication at the Communication and Information Ministry Usman Kansong said that his office has just completed the draft publisher rights and is currently in the process of submitting the draft to President Widodo.

There will be two main aspects covered in the publisher rights, the first being cooperation between digital platforms, such as Google, Meta, Twitter, and national mass media.

The second aspect pertains to a distinct agency, which would function as an entity that oversees, controls, and mediates for both parties, those being digital platforms and the media.

Source: Antara News