IASIS Healthcare Receives Thomson Reuters’ Top Award

The 2010 Healthcare Advantage Awards Recognize Quality Improvement and Cost Management

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS”) has been awarded two Thomson Reuters 2010 Healthcare Advantage Awards for demonstrating success with improving quality and managing the cost of healthcare across the Company’s 15 acute care hospitals.

The Healthcare Advantage Awards honor organizations that have used Thomson Reuters solutions and services to achieve extraordinary improvement in four categories - Consumer Outreach and Communications, Health and Clinical Outcomes, Performance Efficiency, and Strategy and Growth. In addition to being awarded the Hospitals/Health Providers/Clinicians winner for the Health and Clinical Outcomes category, IASIS also won the Hospitals/Health Providers/Clinicians Overall Performance Award, which was billed as the ‘best of the best’ award.

As part of its commitment to operational excellence, IASIS created a quality strategy and infrastructure called the Hospital Medical Management & Quality Program (HMMQP), which standardizes data-driven performance management procedures across the hospital system. The HMMQP strategy is focused on raising metric awareness among clinicians, ensuring effective care capture through documentation improvements and integrating best practices into the Company’s overall delivery of care.

“We were delighted to learn that Thomson Reuters was honoring IASIS for our quality improvement initiatives,” said Patty Scott, IASIS vice president of quality/case/risk management and regulatory compliance. “Over the past several years, we have focused intently on creating new processes and procedures that have lead to substantial improvements in the overall quality of care we provide at each of our hospitals.”

IASIS Chairman and Chief Executive Officer David R. White, who along with Scott accepted the two awards on April 28, 2010, at the Thomson Reuters Healthcare Advantage Conference in Orlando, Florida, said, “We are extremely proud of our quality initiatives spearheaded by our clinical operations team and supported by the IASIS physicians. We are pleased with the results we have experienced thus far and are looking forward to continuing these improvements in the future.”

In selecting the award recipients, Thomson Reuters examined the size and scope of performance improvement and results, applicability of key learnings to other organizations, level of innovation, success in working across departments and the importance of Thomson Reuters solutions in achieving the results.

Some of IASIS’ notable year-over-year average composite quality improvement scores include a 7% improvement in pneumonia prevention, an 11% improvement in surgical infection prevention and a 61% reduction in hospital-acquired vascular catheter-related blood stream infections.

About IASIS Healthcare

IASIS Healthcare, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. The Company operates its hospitals with a strong community focus by offering and developing healthcare services targeted to the needs of the markets it serves, promoting strong relationships with physicians and working with local managed care plans. IASIS owns or leases 15 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility with a total of 2,884 beds in service and has total annual net revenue of approximately $2.4 billion. These hospital facilities are located in six regions: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; three cities in Texas, including San Antonio; Las Vegas, Nevada; and West Monroe, Louisiana. IASIS also owns and operates a Medicaid and Medicare managed health plan in Phoenix that serves more than 199,000 members. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company’s website at www.iasishealthcare.com.



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IASIS Healthcare
Michele Peden, 615-467-1255
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