The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is one of the largest and most respected healthcare organizations in the world when it comes to preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other related diseases. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, on a picturesque yet modern 14-acre campus, the Hutchinson Center is committed to discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, developing effective treatments with fewer side effects, and learning how to prevent cancers from growing in the first place.
The Hutchinson Center was founded in 1975 by Dr. William Hutchinson in honor of Fred Hutchinson, his brother and former major league baseball player and manager, who died of lung cancer at the age of 45. Today, the Center is home to a staff of over 2,500 people that includes an interdisciplinary team of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians.
This case study describes the common challenges faced by the Hutchinson Center and how Canon U.S.A., Inc. combined powerful imageRUNNER MFPs with uniFLOW Output Manager suite to help improve overall operations so the Center could dedicate its primary focus to the business of saving lives.