October 14, 2008

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

HONOLULU, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Health Systems, Inc. (Phoenix), a national healthcare information technology management, consulting and business process company, was recently selected by North Hawaii Community Hospital (NHCH), a private community hospital in Waimea on the Big Island of Hawaii to provide IT related management and infrastructure services.

Phoenix will partner with NHCH, to eliminate the operational risk associated with the transition to new clinical information and financial management systems, effectively manage overall IT cost, establish service level metrics and key performance indicators, ensure NHCH has consistent access to professional IT resources, and also a stable and predictable IT environment over time. These IT improvements will allow the hospital to increase efficiency, improve patient care and provide enhanced financial management.

"Being a small hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii presents us special challenges in maintaining a solid base of operations, especially staying current in this ever changing and fast paced healthcare environment," said Ron Vigus, interim CEO at NHCH. "We are pleased that Phoenix is able to provide an innovative, customized, and cost effective solution to our IT needs...one that will provide the hospital and medical staff greater support with their IT needs allowing them to better focus on patient care and safety; and their direct day to day management and support functions. This professional approach to IT will enhance our services to the community in a fiscally responsible manner."

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

About NHCH

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

About Phoenix Health Systems

Phoenix is a national information technology and business process services provider offering an integrated set of professional and technical services to healthcare organizations. Through Strategic Consulting, IT Outsourcing and Revenue Cycle Management, Phoenix will help any healthcare organization achieve its long-term objectives of administrative cost reduction, increased cash flow, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance. For additional information, please contact Christopher Madeira at (214) 261-0660, or visit http://www.phoenixhealth.com/.

Phoenix Health Systems, Inc.

CONTACT: Christopher Madeira of Phoenix Health Systems, +1-214-261-0660

Web site: http://www.phoenixhealth.com/http://www.northhawaiicommunityhospital.com/