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Port Huron Hospital Chooses CareTech Solutions to Supply Comprehensive Healthcare IT Services

Agreement to Assist in Seamless Enhancement of Patient Care Initiatives

TROY, Mich., September 22, 2008 – CareTech Solutions, an information technology (IT) services provider for hospitals and health systems, announced today it has signed a comprehensive IT outsourcing agreement with Michigan’s Port Huron Hospital which includes an inpatient facility as well as community health centers in the surrounding areas. Port Huron Hospital has continued to deliver exceptional patient care for St. Clair and Sanilac Counties since its founding in 1882.

“The ability of CareTech Solutions to focus on our hospital’s specific needs and provide IT capabilities unique to our environment were tremendously important factors in our decision to choose CareTech to work alongside our team,” said Thomas DeFauw, president and chief executive officer of Port Huron Hospital. “With CareTech’s support, we will continue to provide the Port Huron community with excellent patient care while being at the leading edge of technological innovation.”

Under the terms of the agreement, CareTech Solutions will assume responsibility of providing Port Huron Hospital complete IT infrastructure outsourcing, service desk, and support of the hospital’s applications, data center operations, desktop computing environment, network and telecommunications over the next five years. In addition, CareTech will work with the hospital to develop their information systems strategic plan to sustain delivery of quality patient care and staff efficiencies.

“We are very pleased to be selected by Port Huron Hospital as their provider for specialized healthcare IT services,” said Jim Giordano, president and chief executive officer of CareTech Solutions. “We look forward to partnering with the hospital to achieve its IT goals and support its efforts to provide more comprehensive and cost effective patient care throughout the Port Huron community.”

About Port Huron Hospital

Port Huron Hospital, established in 1882, is a 186-bed, not-for-profit hospital that provides a full spectrum of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to residents in St. Clair and Sanilac Counties. In addition to its main campus in Port Huron, the hospital operates community health centers in Marysville, Yale, Lexington and Capac. For more information about Port Huron Hospital, please visit www.porthuronhospital.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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Jody Meehan
CareTech Solutions
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Brian Barthelmes
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