Cerner President Trace Devanny to Step Down -- Company Reiterates Second Quarter Outlook

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 13, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cerner Corporation (Nasdaq:CERN) today announced that Trace Devanny, president, will leave the company effective July 16, 2010.

Devanny joined Cerner in an executive role in 1994 and became Cerner's president in 1999. In addition to his other leadership responsibilities, he was a driving force in the global expansion of the company, with annual non-U.S. revenues increasing from $24 million to $273 million during his tenure as president.

"I have a deep sense of satisfaction in the role I have played in Cerner's growth over the past decade," said Devanny. "I am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with so many incredible people and to have shared in the pursuit of a higher standard of healthcare worldwide. In every part of the world, improving healthcare cost and quality are vital concerns, and Cerner is well positioned to continue its advance as a multinational healthcare company, as well as take advantage of near-term opportunities provided by stimulus funding in the U.S. It is through no small amount of deliberation over the interests of both me and my family that I have decided to resign my role as Cerner's president and pursue other business opportunities."

Devanny's responsibilities will be absorbed by the current organization. Neal Patterson will become the company's president, in addition to his current role as Cerner's chairman and chief executive officer.

"As most Cerner associates and clients know, Trace Devanny's energy, passion for healthcare and global acumen have had a substantial impact on Cerner's successful expansion into numerous markets," said Patterson. "Trace has been and will remain a model for anyone who seeks to carry Cerner's flag into a new office or a new country. We thank him for his trail blazing and leadership during a significant part of Cerner's growth. We wish all the best for Trace and his family."

Cerner will report results for the second quarter of 2010 on July 28. The Company expects these results to be at or above guidance levels provided in the April 28 earnings release.

About Cerner

Cerner is transforming healthcare by eliminating error, variance and waste for healthcare providers and consumers around the world. Cerner(R) solutions optimize processes for healthcare organizations ranging in size from single-doctor practices, to health systems, to entire countries, for the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, employer health and wellness services industry and for the healthcare commerce system. These solutions are licensed by more than 8,500 facilities around the world, including approximately 2,300 hospitals; 3,400 physician practices covering more than 30,000 physicians; 600 ambulatory facilities, such as laboratories, ambulatory centers, cardiac facilities, radiology clinics and surgery centers; 700 home-health facilities; and 1,500 retail pharmacies. The trademarks, service marks and logos (collectively, the "Marks") set forth herein are registered and unregistered trademarks and/or service marks owned by Cerner Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and certain other countries throughout the world. (Nasdaq:CERN). For more information about Cerner, please visit,

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