News & Events


October 10, 2002


PITTSBURGH… Quality, service, teamwork and a global presence are just some of the attributes the Pittsburgh Symphony shares with Acusis, a premier provider of medical transcription technology and delivery services.

Committed for the long-term to not only health care but the Pittsburgh community, Acusis, whose world headquarters is based in Pittsburgh, has partnered with the Pittsburgh Symphony by pledging a Signature Circle level gift in the amount of $75,000 per year over a three-year period.

As the leading cultural organization and a prime contributor to the quality of life in the region, combined with its critical time of financial need, Acusis responded without hesitation to the Pittsburgh Symphony’s public plea for community support.

David Iwinski, Jr., President and CEO of Acusis, remarked, “A relationship with the Pittsburgh Symphony is a perfect fit. Acusis understands, just like the Pittsburgh Symphony, the importance of delivering the highest quality, whether that’s transcribed reports or a musical performance. We also understand the value of ensuring that the Pittsburgh Symphony has a stable financial base, as the Symphony is certainly one of the most globally respected ambassadors of Pittsburgh. We are proud to provide this continuing support to the Orchestra.?

Gideon Toeplitz, Pittsburgh Symphony Executive Vice President and Managing Director, commented, �“We see our missions running on parallel tracks, with the pursuit of excellence and stellar customer service a mutual driving force. Acusis is a global company with a Pittsburgh focus. They have responded to our immediate need, but their long-term commitment demonstrates their confidence in the Pittsburgh Symphony and their desire to see our region prosper. They are a shining example of the community reaction we need, not just today, but for tomorrow so generations to come will share this great Orchestra.?


Acusis is a 230-employee medical transcription company with administrative and sales offices in the United States and a transcriptionist work force and software development team in India. Acusis uses state-of-the-art technology and a dedicated programming team to drive world-class quality, rapid service turn-around and highly competitive prices.

Acusis has developed a global infrastructure to support their customers and enable them to not only provide an exceptional level of quality and service, but to pass significant cost savings on the their customers as well. They�’ve also developed their own unique software, AcuSuite , which manages the entire lifecycle of the transcription from voice capture and transcription generation to delivery and database retention. AcuSuite’s dictation components can be utilized efficiently from a number of geographically diverse locations, and the number of physicians utilizing the system is virtually endless.

In order to ensure the highest quality service, they have incorporated multiple levels of transcription review into their process, including; Primary Editing, Secondary Editing, Quality Control and Quality Assurance. Through this thorough process of validation, the accuracy of the overall transcription product is constantly maintained at the highest level.


“One of the finest orchestras on the planet.? The Evening Standard, London

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a vital part of the City of Pittsburgh�’s heritage for more than 100 years, is under the exciting leadership of Music Director Mariss Jansons. With its noble history of the finest conductors and musicians and its strong commitment to artistic quality and excellence, audiences around the world have claimed the Pittsburgh Symphony as their orchestra of choice.

The Orchestra tours extensively with 26 international tours, including 12 European tours, seven trips to the Far East and two to South America. The Orchestra also enjoys an equally distinguished record of domestic tours, which over the years have showcased the Pittsburgh Symphony in all of America’s major cities and music centers. The Pittsburgh Symphony also enjoys a long and illustrious reputation for its recordings and radio concerts.

At home in Pittsburgh’s elegant Pittsburgh Symphony Heinz Hall, the Orchestra presents 22 weeks of subscription concerts annually and a Pops series of seven weekends. The Symphony offers a wide range of education and outreach concerts, in addition to series for both chamber music enthusiasts and those just becoming introduced to the classics.


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Media Contacts:

For the Pittsburgh Symphony
Jody Doherty V.P. of Public Affairs
Phone: (412) 392-4835

For Acusis
David Iwinski Jr. Chief Executive Officer
Phone: (412) 209-1291
Phone: (412) 209-1261
Cell: (412) 352-7997