GE Healthcare – Life Support Solutions


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Company Profile

GE Healthcare Life Support Solutions "LLS" (formerly known as Datex-Ohmeda or Ohio Medical Products) manufactures anesthesia and critical-care ventilation equipment and is one of the largest such companies worldwide. It has been reported historically that the company manufactures 9,000 anethesia machines annually and has approximately a 75% share of the US market. The LLS business operates within the GE Healthcare Clinical Systems group. GE Healthcare, headquartered in Chicago, is one of the main divisions of the General Electric Company.

(Note: GE does not have a dedicated website for its Madison operations.)
Business Sectors
Pharmaceuticals   Human Diagnostics  
Med or Lab Devices Lab Reagents or Services  
Drug Manufacturing   Food & Agribusiness  
CRO   Bioinformatics or Software  
Company History
1904: Scanlan Morris Co. is founded by S. Gwyn Scanlan and Tom Morris as manufacturer of hospital equipment, with plant on Williamson Street.
1913: Moves to East Johnson Street, eventually expands to seven buildings.
1944: Purchased by Ohio Chemical and manufacturing, a division of Air Reduction (AIRCO), New York.
1946: Ohio Chemical moves headquarters to Madison, 1400 E. Washington Ave.
1967: Name is changed to Ohio Medical Products.
1970: Moves to location near Interstate 90 and Femrite Road, now known as 3030 Ohmeda Drive.
1978: AIRCO is purchased by British Oxygen (BOC Group).
1984: Ohio Medical changes its name to Ohmeda.
1985: Ohmeda announces plans to move its U.S. headquarters from Madison to New Jersey.
1998: Purchased by Instrumentarium Corp., Finland, merged with Instrumentarium's Datex-Engstrom division and renamed Datex-Ohmeda
2003: Acquired by GE Healthcare through its $2 billion purchase of Instrumentarium.
2009: GE-Lunar Madison operations were consolidated into the east side LSS site.

LEADERSHIP ROLL: Richard Leazer, Lori Cross; Richard Atkin ~2003 (Instrumentarium); Hannu Syrjala 2003-2007
GE Healthcare – Life Support Solutions
Address 3030 Ohmeda Drive
[Map] Madison
Phone 608-221-1551
Fax 608-223-2496
Website Link
Head Thierry Leclercq
Company Statistics
Global Headcount 575
Local Headcount 575
Year Founded 1904
Ownership Subsidiary
Stock Exchange

Parent Company
Divisional Level GE Healthcare (Clinical Systems Div)
Senior Level General Electric Company [Fairfield, CT]
Global Headcount 323000
Website Link
Stock Exchange NYSE
Reference Documents
2018 - GE Healthcare Adds 2 Products Locally [View]
2009 - GE to Consolidate Its Two Madison Operations [View]
2006 - GE Healthcare Units in Madison [View]
2003 - GE Buys Datex-Ohmeda Parent [View]
2000 - GE Medical to Acquire Lunar Corp for $142 Million [View]
GE Annual Report 2009 [View]
GE Annual Report 2008 [View]