SAINT PAUL, Minn., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD) (formerly Angeion Corporation), a global medical technology company, today announced it has entered into a partnership with Frontera Strategies, LP ("Frontera"), the leading provider of in-office cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and neurological testing services. As a result of this partnership, Frontera has agreed to purchase new cardiopulmonary diagnostic equipment with customized systems developed and designed by MGC Diagnostics to better meet the demanding requirements of Frontera's mobile testing procedures. Based in Irving, Texas, Frontera Strategies has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the "Best Places to Work" in the healthcare industry.
MGC Diagnostics, ranked 'Best-In-Class' by MD Buyline's User Satisfaction Report, is focused on providing non-invasive diagnostic systems with unmatched service and support throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Kai Pinkerton, Clinical Operations Manager of Frontera, commented "We chose MGC Diagnostics because of their product quality, service excellence and attractive company culture. Clinically we were pleased with the products and MGC Diagnostics was flexible enough to work out a winning solution for us. At Frontera the experience for our patients and customers is our number one priority. Partnering with MGC Diagnostics, who leads their industry in service excellence, was a natural fit."
Richard Baker, Co-founder and Partner of Frontera, added "As a leader in mobile diagnostic services, we are excited to partner with MGC Diagnostics to better serve our customers and their patients within the Oklahoma and Texas markets. Our goal is to be a thought leader in driving down healthcare costs and we are looking for ways to bring better, more cost efficient diagnostic testing to the marketplace."
Gregg O. Lehman, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of MGC Diagnostics, commented "We are pleased to have been chosen by Frontera to assist them in maintaining a leadership role in mobile testing. As part of our efforts to improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare costs, we remain committed to providing innovative diagnostic equipment to mobile testing services focused at physicians' offices, as well as at traditional healthcare facilities."
About Frontera Strategies
Frontera is the leading provider of in-office cardiac, pulmonary, vascular and neurological testing services. With more than 2,000 partners across Texas and Oklahoma, Frontera serves physicians in Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Lubbock, Amarillo, Oklahoma City and Tulsa. Frontera was founded in 2001 by partners Richard Baker, Nate Nelson and Ches Williams. For more information, please visit: http://www.teamfrontera.com.
About MGC Diagnostics
MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD), (formerly Angeion Corporation), is a global medical technology company dedicated to cardiorespiratory health solutions. MGC Diagnostics develops, manufactures and markets non-invasive diagnostic systems. This portfolio of products provides solutions for disease detection, integrated care, and wellness across the spectrum of cardiorespiratory healthcare. The Company's products are sold internationally through distributors and in the United States through a direct sales force targeting heart and lung specialists located in hospitals, university-based medical centers, medical clinics, physicians' offices, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and clinical research organizations (CROs). For more information about MGC Diagnostics, visit www.mgcdiagnostics.com.
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Gregg O. Lehman, Ph.D.
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