PLANO, Texas, Nov. 20 Centegra Health System andPerot Systems Corporation (NYSE: PER) (http://www.perotsystems.com) todayannounced a long-term information technology services agreement in which PerotSystems will support the organization with the implementation of a range ofbusiness strategies -- including an advanced clinical system for theIllinois-based health system.
Under the agreement, Perot Systems will assume responsibility forCentegra's information technology platform. Additionally, Perot Systems' deephealthcare expertise will enhance Centegra's ability to provide outstandingservice for its patients, and increase the efficiency of its IT processes andsupport services, improving its ability to control costs.
"Perot Systems has an outstanding reputation in the industry for buildingtrusted relationships with their clients. By using Perot Systems' resourcesand experience, Centegra will be better positioned to implement and adopt thetypes of information tools that will aid our physicians and clinicians at thepoint of care. We will see improvements in our ability to serve patients, andalso increased efficiencies throughout the organization," stated Aaron Shepley,Senior Vice President, and General Counsel for Centegra Health System.
"Our world-class team of healthcare technology specialists will workshoulder-to-shoulder with Centegra in order to improve their ability todeliver unparalleled patient care. Our industry knowledge of best-practiceswill become a Centegra asset, as we pursue increased efficiencies andimprovements in their ability to manage costs," stated Chuck Lyles, Presidentof Perot Systems healthcare group.
About Centegra Health System
Centegra includes hospitals in McHenry and Woodstock, Illinois, Immediateand Primary Care centers, two Health Bridge Fitness Centers and more. Centegraserves the greater McHenry County region of northern Illinois and is thecounty's largest employer with over 3,300 Associates, 450 Physicians, andnearly 500 Volunteers. At Centegra we are committed to serving the community'shealth needs with genuine respect, passionate caring, and a joyful spirit.Centegra Health System has Level II Trauma Centers and Level II nurseries atboth of its medical centers. In addition to Emergency Services and Obstetrics,Centegra has over 30 sites and is recognized for cardiac care, cancer care,rehabilitation services, occupational health, behavioral health services andCentegra Health Bridge Fitness Centers.
Centegra today is a leader among hospitals throughout the nation. Rankedamong the best by organizations including Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospitals,HealthGrades and AARP, Centegra is recognized for its commitment to thehighest levels of patient care and state-of-the-art facilities. As we look tothe future we are committed bringing the highest levels of care and treatmentto our region.
About Perot Systems
Perot Systems is a worldwide provider of information technology servicesand business solutions. Through its flexible and collaborative approach, PerotSystems integrates expertise from across the company to deliver customsolutions that enable clients to accelerate growth, streamline operations andcreate new levels of customer value. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, PerotSystems reported 2007 revenue of $2.6 billion. The company has more than23,000 associates located in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and AsiaPacific. Additional information on Perot Systems is available athttp://www.perotsystems.com/.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject toknown and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results todiffer materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Forfactors that could affect our business and cause actual results to differmaterially, please refer to our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal yearended December 31, 2007, as filed with the U.S. Securities and ExchangeCommission and available at http://www.sec.gov/, as updated in our QuarterlyReports on Form 10-Q filed after such Form 10-K, for additional informationregarding risk factors. We disclaim any intention or obligation to revise anyforward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, futuredevelopments, or otherwise.Media Contact: Perot Systems Corporation Jonathan Moss +1 972 577 6395 [email protected]
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