San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center Selects CareTech Solutions as Information Technology Partner

ALAMOSA, Colo., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals, announced today that it signed a five-year, comprehensive information technology outsourcing contract with San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center, a 57-bed regional medical center and level IV trauma center in Alamosa, Colo.

"In an effort to achieve Meaningful Use and develop a culture of using information to enhance patient care, we knew we needed to look beyond our four walls for the IT expertise and bench strength that would get us over the goal line," said Russ Johnson, CEO, San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center.  "CareTech Solutions came highly recommended as being both the strategic resource and operational powerhouse we wanted in our health IT partner."

CareTech's full outsourcing contract with San Luis Valley includes IT infrastructure and application management (strategic planning, performance measurement, problem solving, testing and resolution), network and server monitoring, and a healthcare-specific helpdesk with clinician support available 24/7/365. Additionally, the current hospital IT staff of seven became employees of CareTech Solutions and will now have greater access to technical training and development opportunities.

About San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center

Located in Alamosa, Colorado, the SLV Regional Medical Center (SLVRMC) is the largest and most comprehensive health care provider in the San Luis Valley, serving six rural counties with a population of more than 45,000. The hospital has 49 licensed beds and three operating rooms. A staff of more than 40 physicians and allied health professionals provides general and specialized care in Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Occupational Medicine, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehab, and Behavioral Health. The Emergency Department serves 13,000 patients per year with 24/7 physician coverage.  SLVRMC also has advanced Imaging Services, a full service Laboratory, Cardio/Pulmonology Department, ENT, Audiology, Diabetes Education Empowerment Program, Hospitalist Program, Infusion Therapy Clinic and other specialized clinics.

About CareTech Solutions

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for more than 150 U.S. hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized IT solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day IT operations, CareTech offers clients expert health information management services across the entire patient data lifecycle earning it the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Best in KLAS award for IT Outsourcing (Extensive) as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards: Software &  Professional Services report.

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