St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Selects Merge Healthcare for Cardiology Image and Information System

Enterprise-wide solution to improve cardiac patient management

CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Merge Healthcare (NASDAQ: MRGE), a leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions, announced today that St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center will implement its enterprise-wide cardiology image and information management system at its 245-bed facility in Enid, OK.

St. Mary's provides progressive cardiac care and services and selected Merge Healthcare’s cardiology solution to integrate data and images from different sites and sources to create a comprehensive digital patient record.

St. Mary's replaced their existing system with the full Merge Cardio solution, which includes functionality for hemodynamics, cath, echo, vascular and ECG. The Merge Cardio solution will manage and analyze digital medical images and provide clinical tools to optimize the complex cardiology workflow within multi-hospitals networks. It also includes a unique Web-based clinical reporting feature that improves cardiac patient management by streamlining the report generation and distribution process.

“One of the reasons we selected Merge was because our labs are on split floors,” said Stan Tatum, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. “And we needed to provide our physicians with an integrated view of the entire patient’s record, regardless of their location.”

“St. Mary’s demonstrates the value a comprehensive cardiovascular solution brings to a hospital,” said Jeff Surges, Chief Executive Officer of Merge Healthcare. “Merge is helping St. Mary’s to further enhance the process by which care is delivered by providing a solution that is enterprise-wide and provides multi-modality functionality.”

About Merge Healthcare

Merge Healthcare is the leading provider of enterprise imaging and interoperability solutions. Merge solutions facilitate the sharing of images to create a more effective and efficient electronic healthcare experience for patients and physicians. Merge provides enterprise imaging solutions for radiology, cardiology and orthopaedics; a suite of products for clinical trials; software for financial and pre-surgical management, and applications that fuel the largest modality vendors in the world. Merge’s products have been used by healthcare providers, vendors and researchers worldwide to improve patient care for more than 20 years. Additional information can be found at www.merge.com.

About St. Mary’s Oklahoma

St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center (SMRMC) is a comprehensive acute care hospital located in Enid, Oklahoma. Serving Garfield County since 1915, the hospital’s coverage today extends throughout Northwest Oklahoma and Southwest Kansas. Licensed for 245 beds and 20 bassinets, St. Mary’s has been owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), a King of Prussia, PA-based company, since 2000. UHS is one of the largest healthcare management companies in the nation. SMRMC is accredited by The Joint Commission and licensed by the State of Oklahoma.

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