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CareTech Solutions and Yampa Valley Medical Center Announce New Information Technology Outsourcing Agreement

Yampa Valley Medical Center’s continued relationship with CareTech Solutions  demonstrates unwavering commitment to customer service

TROY, Mich. – November 13, 2006 — CareTech Solutions, Inc., a healthcare information technology (IT) and health information management (HIM) services provider, has announced that Yampa Valley Medical Center (YVMC) of Steamboat Springs, Colo. has signed a new five year IT outsourcing agreement effective October 1, 2006.  The new outsourcing contract continues CareTech Solutions’ longstanding relationship with YVMC, which began in January 2002. 

Under the new outsourcing agreement, CareTech Solutions will continue to support and maintain YVMC’s data center operations, applications and voice information systems; facilitate physician connectivity; and provide CIO services and technical resources for the development and implementation of the medical center’s strategic technology plan.  

“CareTech Solutions has proven to be a very valuable long term partner in our pursuit of continuous quality improvement in the patient care we deliver to our community,” said Karl Gills, Chief Executive Officer of YVMC.  “Our health information technologies have increased significantly since we partnered with CareTech and we are positioned for even more development.  We look forward to leveraging our relationship with CareTech to provide additional capabilities through information technology that will further benefit our patients, physicians and staff.”

“We are delighted to be able to continue the support and advancement of Yampa Valley Medical Center’s information technology operations and help the medical center better serve its patients,” said James Giordano, president and CEO of CareTech Solutions.  “Our successful longstanding relationship with Yampa Valley Medical Center demonstrates our commitment to designing and implementing healthcare IT solutions that exceed our clients’ expectations.”

About Yampa Valley Medical Center
An independent community medical center, Yampa Valley Medical Center is northwest Colorado’s only non-tax-based non-profit hospital. A volunteer Board of Trustees provides governance.  YVMC serves residents of a six-county area in northwest Colorado and southern Wyoming as well as visitors from around the world. The hospital provides 24-hour trauma care in an emergency department that is staffed by six full-time emergency medicine physicians. 

With more than 60 board-certified physicians on its medical staff, YVMC has 29 acute care beds, a 59 bed skilled nursing facility and a special care nursery. Outpatient services include a full range of diagnostic and laboratory services and a comprehensive rehabilitation and therapies at SportsMed, located in the Justin DeSorrento Sports Medicine Center at YVMC and clinics in Hayden, Oak Creek and Walden. 

For more information about the sophisticated diagnostic services and programs available at YVMC, visit www.yvmc.org.

About CareTech Solutions, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc., an information technology services provider for hospitals and health systems, is committed to creating value for clients through customized, flexible 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.

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For more information please visit: www.caretechsolutions.com

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