TROY, Mich., Feb. 28 CareTech Solutions (www.caretech.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services company serving U.S. hospitals and health systems, will honor five of its clients with Rising Star Awards on Monday, March 1 at 12:30 p.m. from the company's booth (Hall C; 1242) at HIMSS10 annual conference and exhibition at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The company presents the award annually to hospital clients that applied IT to significantly improve patient quality while reducing operating costs.
"CareTech recognizes that every hospital is different, including in the IT challenges they face," said Jim Giordano, CEO and president of CareTech Solutions. "The Rising Star Award is one way we get to recognize our clients who, over the last year, successfully executed significant IT infrastructure, processing and overall service performance programs to address the challenges while positively affecting their hospital's bottom line. This is really hard work and we're honored to showcase it."
The 2009 Rising Star Award recipients are:
Blanchard Valley Health System; Findlay, Ohio - Blanchard Valley Health System is the nonprofit parent corporation of an integrated regional health system. Originally founded in 1891, Blanchard Valley is now governed by a community board of trustees representing large and small business, education, law, medicine and finance. Dr. William Kose, chief medical officer, will be accepting the award on behalf of the hospital.
Central Maine Medical Center; Lewiston, Maine - The Central Maine Medical Center is an integrated healthcare delivery organization serving central and western Maine. CMMC's acute care facilities include Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital. Other CMMC affiliates provide various outpatient and clinical services and maintain residential care facilities. The award will be accepted by Tanya Freeman, chief information officer.
Continuum Health Partners; New York City, N.Y. - Continuum Health Partners is a non profit hospital system that comprises five historically distinguished hospitals: Beth Israel Medical Center, Roosevelt Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Long Island College Hospital and The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Eli Tarlow, director of service delivery, will accept the award.
Crittenton Hospital Medical Center; Rochester, Mich. - Crittenton Hospital Medical Center is a 290-bed, non-profit community hospital. Crittenton is dedicated to enhancing the health status of the individuals and communities it serves in partnership with physicians, employees and community members. Dr. David Bauer, head of emergency room services, will be accepting the award for the hospital.
Garden City Hospital; Garden City, Mich. - Garden City Hospital provides comprehensive health care services, osteopathic medical education, and health care related programs to the community at large. Dan Babb, chief financial officer, will be accepting the award on behalf of the hospital.
About CareTech Solutions
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and web products and services provider for more than 120 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day operations, CareTech offers clients expert services across the entire patient data lifecycle.
CareTech Solutions is the 2008 and 2009 Best in KLAS award recipient in the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report.
For more information, please visit www.caretech.com.
SOURCE CareTech Solutions, Inc.