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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 performance excellence in the offshore drilling industry."

Shannon Caldwell, executive director of Offshore and Remote Services for NuPhysicia LLC, InPlace Medical's parent company, said, "Scorpion and the Offshore Courageous are ideal for InPlace Medical's pilot. Our advanced telemedicine services directly support Scorpion's commitment to the higher level of safety and operational excellence that supermajor oil and gas operators expect. Having a healthy, productive crew on the Offshore Courageous enables Scorpion to deliver on this commitment."

In the pilot, InPlace Medical Solutions physicians have conducted health and wellness assessments and provided care and treatment for all rig workers. The pilot project is scheduled to continue through June 2009.

InPlace Medical Solutions is a brand of NuPhysicia, LLC, the nation's leading telemedicine health services provider. It uses remote medical concepts and technologies created and developed by the University of Texas Medical Branch and proven through 13 years of use in locations such as Antarctica. InPlace Medical Solutions' rig resources include highly trained medics, advanced equipment, medical-quality videoconferencing, an electronic medical record (EMR) system, and 128 prescription medications, including vaccines and 20 types of antibiotics. These resources can be installed on any rig with Internet capability.

Caldwell said, "Our proven, full-service telemedicine system is a natural fit with offshore rigs, as demonstrated by the pilot project aboard Scorpion's Offshore Courageous. As the pilot progresses, we are confident that InPlace Medical Solutions also will help Scorpion attract and retain top talent and maintain rig uptime."

Additional information about InPlace Medical Solutions is available at www.inplacemedical.com.

About NuPhysicia, LLC

NuPhysicia, LLC, is a privately held medical services solutions provider specializing in telemedicine concepts developed and proven by the University of Texas Medical Branch. NuPhysicia offers four product lines focusing on specific markets: InPlace Medical Solutions (for offshore and remote locations), Medicine at Work (onsite healthcare for workplaces of all sizes), Walk-In Telemedicine Health Care (physician healthcare in retail settings) and NuPhysicia Technology (devices and consulting for remote medical care). NuPhysicia is based in Houston, Texas. For more information about NuPhysicia, visit http://www.nuphysicia.com or call 713.358.9270.


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