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East Jefferson General Hospital Extends Comprehensive IT Outsourcing Contract with Phoenix Health Systems

Friday, November 16, 2007 General News J E 4
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DALLAS, Nov. 15 East Jefferson General Hospital ofMetairie, Louisiana, has renewed its contract for comprehensive IT outsourcingwith Phoenix Health Systems. The 5 year contract extension is the secondextension of East Jefferson's original contract signed in 2003.

Under the renewed agreement, Phoenix, a national provider of healthcareinformation technology outsourcing solutions, will continue to staff andmanage the hospital system's Information Services Department, which includesproviding IT strategic planning, project management, network management,desktop support and data center management.

"Phoenix understands the unique challenges facing East Jefferson sinceHurricane Katrina and in our future plans for operational excellence," saidDr. Mark Peters, CEO of East Jefferson General Hospital. "We are pleased toextend our IT outsourcing partnership with Phoenix Health System."

"The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has resulted in drastic changes inhealth care delivery for all New Orleans area hospitals. Phoenix is pleasedthat the management at East Jefferson General Hospital has the confidence inPhoenix to extend our partnership into the future," said Darin LeGrange,President and CEO of Phoenix Health Systems. "Phoenix is committed tocontinuing to provide best-in-class IT-based solutions and exceeding EastJefferson's expectations over the next 5 years."

About East Jefferson General Hospital

East Jefferson General Hospital is a publicly owned, not-for-profitcommunity hospital with more than 450 beds, providing care to the residents ofthe East Bank of Jefferson Parish and surrounding communities in the NewOrleans, Louisiana area. With over 3,000 team members, the hospital is one ofthe largest employers in the parish. Primary services include Cardiovascular,Rehabilitative, Oncology, and Woman & Child Services. As the population hasgrown and technology has advanced, the hospital has expanded its offerings toinclude extensive outpatient services and specialized diagnostic procedures.For additional information, visit http://www.ejgh.org.

About Phoenix Health Systems

Phoenix is a national information technology and business process servicesprovider offering an integrated set of professional and technical services tohealthcare organizations. Through Strategic Consulting, IT Outsourcing andRevenue Cycle Management, Phoenix will help any healthcare organizationachieve its long-term objectives of administrative cost reduction, increasedcash flow, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance. For additionalinformation, please contact Christopher Madeira at (214) 261-0660, or visitwww.phoenixhealth.com.

SOURCE Phoenix Health Systems
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