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CareTech to Provide Web Services to Blessing Health System

CareTech to Implement CareWorks CMS™ and BoardNetTM among Health System’s Two Hospitals and its Physician Group, Nursing Education Program, Foundation and Medical Specialties

TROY, Mich. – August 24, 2009 – CareTech Solutions, Inc. (www.caretechsolutions.com), an information technology (IT) and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems nationwide, announced today it has signed an agreement to provide Web services to Blessing Health System (www.blessinghospital.org), based in Quincy, Ill.

CareTech Solutions will be implementing its CareWorks CMS™ content management system and its BoardNetTM communications application to support all entities under the Blessing Health System umbrella: Blessing Hospital, Illini Community Hospital, Blessing Physician Services, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing and the Blessing Foundation; as well as its medical specialty businesses – Blessing Affiliates, Inc. and Denman Services, Inc.

“Blessing is committed to being the Provider of Choice in our region,” said Maureen Kahn, RN, MHA, MSN, president/CEO, Blessing Hospital. “Today, people expect a comprehensive web presence, yet customer-friendly web experience from an industry leader. We believe partnering with CareTech Solutions will allow us to exceed the public’s expectations in this area.”

CareTech will utilize its CareWorks CMSTM product – a module-based engine for building full-featured hospital websites – to create customizable, engaging and patient friendly websites for Blessing Health System. Once complete, functionality on Blessing Health System’s public-facing websites will include a physician finder, an online giving and donations and class-registration interface, an online forum, a chat room, e-greeting cards and more.

CareTech will implement its BoardNetTM application to support Blessing Health System’s board of trustees. BoardNetTM is a secure, permission-based Web communications portal providing board members secure, Internet-based access to information supporting effective decision making, including board meeting minutes, financial statements and more.

“Today’s increasingly competitive, consumer-driven healthcare market demands that hospitals use their websites as tools to engage, win and retain patients, providing them the interactive tools they need and expect to make the best healthcare decisions,” said Chris Catallo, director, Web products and services with CareTech Solutions. “Blessing Health System understands this well, and we’re delighted to support their efforts to transform patients’ and prospects’ online experiences.”

About Blessing Health System

Two hospitals, a physician group, a four-year nursing education program, a foundation and a group of medical specialty businesses come together to form the Blessing Health System. Overseeing the activities of all the organizations within the system is Blessing Corporate Services, Inc., which was formed in 1983 and is the parent company of Blessing Hospital, Illini Community Hospital, Blessing Physician Services, Blessing-Rieman College of Nursing, the Blessing Foundation, Blessing Affiliates, Inc. and Denman Services, Inc. Blessing Health System also works with a variety of healthcare partners, including the Quincy Family Practice Center and the Quincy Medical Group. For more, visit www.blessinghealthsystem.com.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.

CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology and Web products and services provider for hospitals and health systems, creates value for clients through customized solutions that contribute to improving patient care while lowering healthcare costs. From implementing emerging technologies to supporting day-to-day operations, CareTech offers clients expert services across the entire patient data lifecycle.

CareTech Solutions won a coveted 2008 Best in KLAS award for the IT Outsourcing (Extensive) segment, as ranked by healthcare executives and professionals in the 2008 Top 20 Best in KLAS Awards report. CareTech’s Best in KLAS distinction follows the company’s achievement of leading overall performance scores in KLAS’ 2008 Extensive IT Outsourcing Study. CareTech’s overall performance score was 94.6 on a 100-point scale – the top score among six competing extensive IT outsourcing firms cited in the report, and the highest score KLAS has measured since first measuring extensive IT outsourcing performance in 2005. CareTech earned 100-percent scores in each of the “business indicator” categories of Would You Buy it Again, Avoids Nickel-and-Diming, Keeps all Promises, Services Delivered within Budget/Cost and Would You Recommend to a Friend/Peer.

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For more information, please visit www.caretechsolutions.com.

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Jody Meehan
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