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Elekta Contract Provides Sisters of Mercy Health System Access to Leading Radiation Therapy Solutions
Date:9/6/2007

ATLANTA and ST. LOUIS, Sept. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource Optimization & Innovation (ROi), a group purchasing organization (GPO) serving St. Louis- based Sisters of Mercy Health System, has signed an agreement with Elekta, enabling members to begin purchasing Elekta's innovative cancer treatment solutions.

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Under the agreement, Mercy will offer its members the image-guided Elekta Synergy(R) for advanced intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) utilizing X-ray Volume Imaging, Elekta Synergy(R) S for the delivery of stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy throughout the body, as well as, the unrivaled Elekta Axesse(TM) system for the delivery of extracranial stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT) and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) applications for spinal metastases and other radiosurgical indications.

"We continually seek ways to offer our customers the best contracts and opportunities available, and can do that through our relationship with Elekta," says Janet Roach, ROi Contract Manager.

The ROi / Sisters of Mercy contract continues Elekta's strong relationships within the GPO market space. A majority of the top 10 healthcare group purchasing organizations in the U.S. now have provider contracts with Elekta for radiation oncology, stereotactic radiosurgery and associated neuroscience products.

"Hospital systems face intense pressure to maintain a competitive edge, in terms of obtaining patient referrals and attracting and retaining top-notch clinical staff," says Joe Jachinowski, President and CEO of Elekta North America. "Elekta's proven, leading-edge clinical solutions offer hospitals and clinics the opportunity to provide a higher level of patient care, as well as, grow their business within the communities they serve."

About Resource Optimization & Innovation

Resource Optimization & Innovation is the for-profit entity through which the Sisters of Mercy Health System conducts direct contracting and group purchasing activities. The name supports Mercy's resource management goal, which is to optimize the use of all resources through innovative approaches. As a for-profit entity, ROi is able to act as a GPO in the collection of fees traditionally paid to group purchasing organizations.

About Sisters of Mercy Health System

The Sisters of Mercy Health System operates hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, health plans and related health and human services in a seven-state area including Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. Its members include 18 acute care hospitals providing more than 4,000 licensed beds, a heart hospital, a managed care subsidiary physician practices, outpatient care facilities, home health programs, skilled nursing services and long-term care facilities. For additional information, visit http://www.mercy.net

About Elekta

Elekta is an international medical technology group, providing more than 4,000 hospitals worldwide with clinical solutions and comprehensive information systems for improved cancer care and management of brain disorders. All of Elekta's solutions employ non-invasive or minimally invasive techniques and are therefore clinically effective, gentle on the patient and cost-effective. Elekta is listed on the Nordic Exchange under the ticker EKTAb and the company head office is located in Stockholm, Sweden. For additional information, visit http://www.elekta.com/proof.


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