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North Hawaii Community Hospital Selects Phoenix Health Systems for Information Technology Management and Infrastructure Services

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 General News J E 4
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HONOLULU, Oct. 14 Phoenix Health Systems, Inc. (Phoenix),a national healthcare information technology management, consulting andbusiness process company, was recently selected by North Hawaii CommunityHospital (NHCH), a private community hospital in Waimea on the Big Island ofHawaii to provide IT related management and infrastructure services.

Phoenix will partner with NHCH, to eliminate the operational riskassociated with the transition to new clinical information and financialmanagement systems, effectively manage overall IT cost, establish servicelevel metrics and key performance indicators, ensure NHCH has consistentaccess to professional IT resources, and also a stable and predictable ITenvironment over time. These IT improvements will allow the hospital toincrease efficiency, improve patient care and provide enhanced financialmanagement.

"Being a small hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii presents us specialchallenges in maintaining a solid base of operations, especially stayingcurrent in this ever changing and fast paced healthcare environment," said RonVigus, interim CEO at NHCH. "We are pleased that Phoenix is able to provide aninnovative, customized, and cost effective solution to our IT needs...one thatwill provide the hospital and medical staff greater support with their ITneeds allowing them to better focus on patient care and safety; and theirdirect day to day management and support functions. This professional approachto IT will enhance our services to the community in a fiscally responsiblemanner."

"Phoenix is delighted to provide NHCH with this cost effective solution totheir long term and day to day IT service needs," said Darin LeGrange,President and CEO of Phoenix Health Systems. "We are committed to providinginnovative, cost effective solutions which not only support the delivery ofquality care, but are flexible and tailored to the unique needs of ourclients."

About NHCH

North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH) is a full service 40-bed acute carehospital centrally located in Waimea (Kamuela) on the Big Island of Hawaii.Governed by a local board of directors, this community owned non-profithospital opened in May 1996 and primarily serves its residents and visitors ofthe northern region of the Big Island. NHCH offers a full spectrum of acutecare hospital services with a commitment to patient-centered care that treatsthe patient as a whole person -- mind, body and spirit -- in the context offamily, culture and community. Designed as a "healing instrument", NHCH isfast becoming a prototype for the careful integration of select complementaryhealing practices with high quality medical care.www.northhawaiicommunityhospital.com .

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, Inc.
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