Health at GE

Health at GE

GE impacts the healthcare landscape through GE Healthcare and numerous business initiatives such as our healthymagination commitment, various employee programs, and philanthropic and capacity-building initiatives. Focus areas include developing healthcare technologies to improve treatment programs; funding research to develop innovative products; commissioning studies on doctor/patient interaction; seeking innovative ways to increase access for underserved communities; supporting health centers with grants and skills-based volunteerism; and funding health center upgrades in Latin America, Southeast Asia and Africa.

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Family Matters: GE Technology Helps Healthcare Providers in Africa
The rural health clinic in Kimalamisale, Tanzania, sits at the end of a rutted sandy road some 160 miles from the nearest large town of Kisarawe. Although the brightly colored concrete structure serves thousands of villagers living in the surrounding savannah, it has no electricity and its main healthcare equipment includes a stethoscope, weighing scales, and a blood pressure machine. ...
Feb 19, 2013 5:00 PM ET
Cancer – Did You Know?: World Cancer Day Takes on Myths About Cancer
There is hardly a family that has not had a brush with cancer. We all know someone who has been fighting cancer, survived, or died from the disease. As a result, we tend look at cancer through our personal experience and often lose sight of the big picture. That is why today, on World Cancer Day, the Union for International Cancer Control, which is...
Feb 6, 2013 10:30 AM ET
GE Foundation Grants More than $1 Million to Health Centers in Houston
GE Foundation--the philanthropic organization of GE--today announced an increased investment to five Houston community health centers and to Partners for Community Health, now totaling more than $2 million. Texas has the highest percentage of uninsured people in the country, with one in three residents uninsured. The funding, part of GE's Developing Health program,...
Dec 19, 2012 2:00 PM ET
GE Healthcare Acquires U-Systems, Expands GE Presence in Breast Cancer Detection
GE Healthcare, the healthcare division of General Electric (NYSE: GE), announced today the acquisition of U-Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of ultrasound products specifically designed for breast applications. With operations in Sunnyvale, CA and Phoenix, AZ, U-Systems, Inc. has developed the somo•v® Automated Breast Ultrasound (ABUS), the first and only ultrasound system on the market approved...
Dec 11, 2012 2:45 PM ET
Body Check: How a Brainy GE Scientist Helped Revolutionize Medical Imaging
Late one October night 30 years ago, GE scientist John Schenck was lying on a makeshift wooden platform inside a GE lab in upstate New York. Surrounding his body was a large magnet, 30,000 times stronger than the Earth’s magnetic field. Standing at his side were a handful of colleagues. They were there to peer inside Schenck’s head and take the first magnetic resonance scan (MRI) of the brain...
Dec 10, 2012 11:00 AM ET