BOTHELL, WA - September 22, 2009 - Sonosite, Inc. (Nasdaq:SONO), the world leader and specialist in hand-carried ultrasound at the point-of-care announced today the launch of its new corporate website (www.sonosite.com). The new site incorporates a sleek new look with intuitive navigation and more robust content. It includes an abundant amount of educational information to provide healthcare professionals with the support they need to effectively use their Sonosite products, as well as assist medical professionals searching for hand-carried and mountable ultrasound systems.
"Sonosite hand-carried and mountable products have revolutionized patient safety, quality and cost of care in medicine by enabling simple and efficient ultrasound visualization at the point-of-care," said Kevin M. Goodwin, Sonosite President and CEO. "We know and respect that time is critical for medical professionals, so we have streamlined our website's navigation process. Users can access digital content quickly and efficiently. Health care consumers and other visitors to the website will also find relevant information about our company and how point-of-care ultrasound is improving patient safety, quality and cost in medical delivery." In the new website, Sonosite has greatly expanded the
Healthcare Professions Section to enable medical professionals to explore information that is pertinent to their specialty. Each healthcare profession-specific section contains information about applicable Sonosite products, an overview of using ultrasound as a diagnostic tool, reimbursement, financial options, and an image gallery that depicts specialty-specific images captured with Sonosite ultrasound systems.
Because Sonosite is committed to building a long-term relationship with its customers, the Education Section of the company's website is greatly expanded. By providing more learning opportunities, the new website ensures that clinicians can optimize the use of their Sonosite ultrasound systems and have a comprehensive range of learning activities and resources to meet their current and future educational needs. In addition, the website contains an abundant library of videos and images to help people optimize their scanning techniques and image interpretation skills.
A new Evidence Section now details how medical offices, hospitals, and healthcare clinics are benefiting from point-of-care ultrasound in their day-to-day practice. This section highlights how ultrasound reduces patient complications, increases procedure success rates, and reduces financial strain on medical facilities. Visit www.sonosite.com and register for premium access. This free-of-charge registration enables a wide range of complimentary multimedia files and downloads available on the Sonosite website.
Sonosite, Inc. (www.sonosite.com) is the innovator and world leader in hand-carried ultrasound. Headquartered near Seattle, the company is represented by ten subsidiaries and a global distribution network in over 100 countries. Sonosite's small, lightweight systems are expanding the use of ultrasound across the clinical spectrum by cost-effectively bringing high performance ultrasound to the point of patient care.
The company employs approximately 750 people worldwide. Forward-looking Information and the Private Litigation Reform Act of 1995 Certain statements in this press release relating to the benefits of Sonosite's current and future products and technology are "forward-looking statements" for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of our management at the time the statements are made and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expected or implied by the forward-looking statements. These statements are not guaranties of future performance, are based on potentially inaccurate assumptions and are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risk that these products and technology will not yield the expected potential benefits, and the other factors contained in Item 1A. "Risk Factors" section of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution readers not to place undue reliance upon these forward-looking statements that speak only as to the date of this release. We undertake no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.