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Connie George
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Sherri Knight, Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: 412.209.1284

Acusis Contributes $15,000 to Pittsburgh Zoo to Benefit Local Programs for Children


PITTSBURGH, PA – 31 August 2004 – Acusis® LLC, a leading provider of medical transcription services, based in Pittsburgh, has donated $15,000 to the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium to fund programs that help underprivileged and special needs children enjoy the Zoo and its conservation education programs.

The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium is world renowned for breeding of threatened and endangered species and animal research and for its special programs to benefit the local community. Recently, the Zoo upgraded already impressive exhibits, including completion on work that made the stingray and shark tank an interactive exhibit. New exhibits at the Zoo include a PPG Aquarium attraction, featuring leafy and weedy sea dragons, and a new Asian habitat for the Komodo dragon. The Pittsburgh Zoo boasts attendance of nearly 800,000 annually.

Acusis, a local company with domestic offices in downtown Pittsburgh, has developed a cost-effective medical transcription solution, AcuSuite® that integrates seamlessly with any client’s current medical records system. The Company is accustomed to partnering with world class companies for technological excellence and cutting-edge systems security for data encryption, virtual private network safeguards, multiple firewall layers, intrusion detection systems and disaster recovery redundancies. The Company contributes heavily to local organizations and charities, including the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, The Pittsburgh Symphony, Children’s Hospital and Propel Schools. Like other donation recipients, the Pittsburgh Zoo offers a number of programs that fit with the Company’s desire to improve the standard of living for young people in the community through corporate citizenship and support.

According to Bill Benter, Chairman of Acusis, "The Pittsburgh Zoo is a well-respected local institution that provides wonderful family and community-oriented programs. Acusis is proud to join their diverse list of corporate sponsors.?

David Iwinski, CEO of Acusis reflects his sentiments saying, �“Acusis is very interested in giving back to our local community. We believe a local institution like the Pittsburgh Zoo, one with such a good record of giving to the community, is a wise investment in this area’s young people and in the future.?

Both Acusis and The Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium are looking forward to a mutually beneficial future relationship.



About Acusis�®

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Acusis provides cost-effective, accurate medical transcription services to clinics, hospitals and large physician practices throughout the United States. Through its proprietary Web-based software, AcuSuite®, Acusis uses a secure method to manage the entire transcription process from capturing dictations to delivering electronic reports. Acusis delivers 98 percent accurate reports within a tailored 24-hour or less turnaround. With a global team of more than 500 associates, Acusis provides world-class quality, service, turnaround time and highly competitive prices. For more information on Acusis, visit or contact us at or 866.837.6158.