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CareTech Expands Relationship With Marietta Memorial Hospital With Five-Year Total IT Services Management Agreement
Date:9/9/2009

TROY, Mich., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions (www.caretechsolutions.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today it has signed a five-year agreement to provide Marietta Memorial Hospital of Marietta, Oh. (www.mmhospital.org) with total IT services management. Under the terms of the agreement, CareTech will provide Marietta Memorial Hospital with a full range of IT and service desk solutions.

CareTech Solutions' total IT services management agreement with Marietta Memorial Hospital expands the relationship that began earlier this year, when CareTech was engaged by Marietta Memorial Hospital to assist with ongoing implementation of the hospital's electronic medical record (EMR) and practice management software within Marietta's affiliated physician's offices. CareTech provided the technology resources and expertise needed to accelerate the implementation.

"CareTech Solutions' deep bench of experts and its healthcare-only expertise were strategic assets to Marietta Memorial Hospital that competing organizations just couldn't match," said Scott Cantley, CEO of Marietta Memorial Hospital. "CareTech will take the lead role in developing and implementing a comprehensive healthcare IT strategy that puts patient care first, and we look forward to a great relationship."

Chief among CareTech's responsibilities will be assuming the IT leadership role at Marietta Memorial Hospital and developing a long-term IT strategic plan that aligns with the hospital's patient care objectives, as well as healthcare IT provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). CareTech Solutions will also provide Marietta Memorial Hospital with technology installations and support, including assuming responsibility for the full spectrum of IT services in support of the hospital's IT infrastructure, desktop environment, applications, telecommunications and service desk.

"CareTech's healthcare-specific focus and its efforts to understand Marietta Memorial Hospital's technology challenges were critical factors in the hospital selecting CareTech as its IT partner," said Jim Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions. "We're delighted to play a key role in helping to develop, execute and lead Marietta Memorial Hospital's IT strategy to help ensure it becomes a model for other hospitals relative to alignment with the national vision for healthcare IT."

About Marietta Memorial Hospital

Marietta Memorial Hospital is the foundation of a high-quality, wide-ranging health organization known as Memorial Health System which operates a variety of specialized facilities, including Selby General Hospital, a 25-bed osteopathic hospital accredited by the American Osteopathic Association. Marietta Memorial is a 199-bed accredited, not-for-profit, full-service acute care hospital with more than 90 physicians representing more than 37 medical specialties, offering emergency and surgical departments, a birthing center, a cancer center, inpatient rehabilitation and specialized cardiac services. It was recently named in the Top 5% in the nation in patient safety by HealthGrades.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for 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 won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech's Best in KLAS distinction follows the company's achievement of leading overall performance scores in KLAS' 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. CareTech's overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale - the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive IT outsourcing performance in 2005. CareTech earned 100-percent scores in each of the "business indicator" categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.

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For more information, please visit www.caretechsolutions.com.


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