Dimensions Healthcare System Commits to Fourth Renewal of IT Outsourcing Contract with Phoenix Health

Oct 03, 2007 (10:10 AM EDT)

DALLAS, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimensions Healthcare System of Prince George's County, Maryland, has renewed its contract for comprehensive IT outsourcing with Phoenix Health Systems. The contract extension for an additional 3 years is the fourth extension of Dimensions' original five-year contract with Phoenix, signed in 1998.

Under the renewed agreement, Phoenix, a national provider of healthcare information technology outsourcing solutions, will continue to staff and manage the hospital system's Information Services Department, including providing IT strategic planning, project management, network management, desktop support and data center management.

"We are pleased to continue our IT partnership with Phoenix Health Systems," said Dunlop Ecker, President and CEO of Dimensions Healthcare System. "With the complicated issues facing our Health System, Phoenix has been responsive to our needs and continues to provide value to our organization."

"Phoenix is delighted that the management of Dimensions Healthcare System has once again given its vote of confidence on our continued outsourcing partnership," said Darin LeGrange, President and CEO of Phoenix Health Systems. "We are committed to exceeding Dimensions' expectations by offering new ways to add value through innovative IT-based solutions that will improve healthcare delivery and reduce costs."

About Dimensions Healthcare System

Dimensions Healthcare System was formed in 1982 and is an integrated, not- for-profit healthcare system serving residents of Prince George's County, Maryland, and the surrounding area. Dimensions and its member institutions and affiliated organizations provide comprehensive quality healthcare services ranging from prenatal care to behavioral healthcare to rehabilitation services. Affiliate locations include Prince George's Hospital Center, Laurel Regional Hospital, Bowie Health Campus, Gladys Spellman Specialty Hospital and Nursing Center, and Larkin Chase Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Dimensions is the largest provider of healthcare services in Prince George's County. For additional information, visit .

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 .

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