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Aegis Selected to Assist Greenville Hospital System in South Carolina in Launching New Employer-Directed Healthcare Initiative

Monday, August 27, 2007 General News J E 4
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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 27 Nashville-based Aegis has beenselected by Greenville Hospital System to provide tools that effectively linkthe system's services and programs with the specific health-related needs ofemployers and their workforce in and around Greenville County, South Carolina.The initiative will encompass all five campuses of the Greenville HospitalSystem, including the 710-bed Greenville Memorial Hospital, 58-bed AllenBennett Memorial Hospital, 45-bed Hillcrest Memorial Hospital and the PatewoodMedical Campus.

Aegis is the nation's leading healthcare business development companywhose programs can currently be found in more than 4,000 employer sites acrossthe country. Employers participating in these programs repeatedly recognizesignificant dollar savings in employee health costs, absenteeism, healthcarepremiums, workers' compensation and other healthcare-related expenditures.

By matching at-risk employees with appropriate early detection, preventionand education initiatives offered by the hospital system and its collective1,000-member medical staff, the program is designed to help improve employeehealth while reducing employer healthcare costs.

"This initiative provides us one more way that our hospitals can make apositive and important impact on the local communities," said Howell Clyborne,vice president, community and governmental affairs. "By working with localemployers in this manner, we can make a positive difference in the health oflocal residents, dramatically lessen employee health costs, and better matchthe services we are providing with the most important needs of ourconstituencies."

As part of their two-year agreement, Aegis will provide the hospital withits proprietary software and Internet applications as well as a full-time"employer relations specialist" who will be stationed at the hospital tooversee this program on a day-to-day basis. Other tools Aegis will provide thehospital include employer-based Health Information Centers, Personal HealthProfiles, Personal Health Reports and other features designed to address abusiness owner's individual workplace needs.

About Greenville Hospital System

Greenville Hospital System is a not-for-profit academic healthorganization committed to medical excellence through research and educationand is accredited by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of HospitalOrganizations (JCAHO). Its five campuses include a tertiary referral andeducation center, community hospitals, a long-term acute care hospital,nursing home, outpatient facilities and wellness centers.

About Aegis

Aegis' national client base includes more than 60 for-profit,not-for-profit and academic medical centers that have turned to Aegis toenhance bottom-line profitability by driving top-line growth. Since pioneeringthe concept of employer-directed marketing in 1989, no other company has beenable to match Aegis' breadth of services, track record and bottom-line provenperformance when it comes to employer-directed marketing. Further informationmay be obtained at http://www.aegisgroup.com.

SOURCE Aegis
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