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Scorpion Offshore Inc. Pilot Project With InPlace Medical Solutions Sets New Standard for Offshore Medical Services
Date:3/10/2009

HOUSTON, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- InPlace Medical Solutions recently completed the first 1,000 hours of pioneering telemedicine healthcare services for Scorpion Offshore Inc.'s ultra-premium jackup rig, Offshore Courageous. The ongoing pilot project makes Scorpion Offshore the first drilling contractor to provide rig workers with the full-service system of advanced healthcare, direct physician attention and improved medical technology available only from InPlace Medical Solutions.

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Offshore Courageous crewmembers now receive immediate access to world-class, board-certified physicians through live, two-way videoconferencing. This physician-driven care improves health outcomes and reduces the number of unnecessary helicopter evacuations and associated risks. When illnesses and injuries are properly assessed and managed on the rig, workers are available to work and maintain rig productivity, efficiency and safety.

Travis Fitts Jr., vice president of Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment for Scorpion Offshore, said, "We believe the arrangement with InPlace Medical to provide medical services on the Offshore Courageous in Malaysia will prove to be mutually beneficial to the personnel assigned to the Courageous, Scorpion Offshore and our client, Sarawak Shell Bhd. Within the first few weeks of contract commencement, a medical evacuation due to a significant non-work related medical condition was avoided with a positive outcome."

Fitts continued, "In addition to the medical support to the rig, we are extremely pleased with the health assessments, monitoring and coaching provided through the wellness segment of the service. We are excited about our alliance with InPlace Medical and look forward to working together in setting new standards of performa
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