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21 more organizations opt for solutions from Ormed

EDMONTON -- Ormed Information Systems Ltd. ( announced it has recently been selected by 21 North American organizations and facilities to supply and implement new or additional integrated ORMED MIS software solutions.

Most of the new sales were to hospitals, health centres, and regional health authorities. The Edmonton-based company has recently launched expansion plans outside its traditional market to bring its e-Business expertise to other industries and organizations.

“These clients selected integrated ORMED MIS solutions because the software contains rich functionality, is robust, provides full integration, and has an excellent reputation for helping professionals enhance their decision-making capabilities and achieve significant bottom line gains,” said Steve Caughers, vice president of sales.

At present, there are more than 2,700 Ormed applications running at over 350 sites in North America.

New Ormed clients:

• Riverside Healthcare Facilities (Fort Francis, Ont.) –- Serving the Rainy River District population of approximately 20,000 people, 425 healthcare professionals deliver services at Riverside’s La Verendrye Hospital (Fort Frances), Emo Health Centre (Emo), and Rainy River Health Centre (Rainy River).

Hanover and District Hospital (Hanover, Ont.) –- An 80-bed acute and continuing care facility serving a rural community, Hanover has a 24/7 ER, ambulatory services that include several specialist clinics and a unique rural day hospital program. The hospital employs 195 health care professionals.

• Marion General Hospital (Marion, Ohio) –- Marion General is the largest and most sophisticated full-service hospital serving nearly 200,000 people living in the seven-county area north of Columbus, and includes a state-of-the-art catheterization services facility.

• New York University Downtown Hospital (New York, NY) -– Delivering the full range of health and social services to people who live or work in Lower Manhattan, NYUDH also serves the total health care needs of greater New York’s dispersed Chinese community. Just three blocks from Ground Zero, NYUDH was the hospital most directly impacted by the World Trade Center disasters of 1993 and 2001.

• Providence Continuing Care Centre, Kingston, Ont. -– The leading regional provider of non-acute health care in southeastern Ontario, Providence employs over 1,800 staff in Kingston -– St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Mental Health Services, and Providence Manor –- and St. Vincent de Paul Hospital (Brockville).

Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, Ont. –- A full-service community hospital with 181 active beds, Ross Memorial’s more than 650 health care professionals and 100 physicians serve approximately 80,000 residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes and the surrounding communities.

• Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre, Sioux Lookout, Ont. -– The result of amalgamation and community collaboration, Meno Ya Win has 42 acute care beds, a 20-bed extended care facility, a walk-in health centre, and counseling and addictions services. It operates at seven sites under one administration and serves 30,000 people, including 16,000 First Nations peoples in 28 communities.

• Spasation Salons and Spas (AB) –- Spasation offers a unique collection of health and beauty products and services designed to care for the body, mind, and spirit as a whole. A staff of 175 professionals provide a wide range of services to clients at five locations in Greater Edmonton and one in Calgary.

• West Parry Sound Health Centre, Parry Sound, Ont. -– Following the amalgamation of two hospitals, West Parry Sound Health Centre has 108 active beds and is the community’s only acute and chronic care facility. It serves a community of 20,000 permanent residents and 150,000 seasonal visitors.

Existing Ormed clients that added new ORMED MIS applications:

• Advanced Healthcare SC (Wis.) – A physician-led multi-specialty clinic group practice of 250 primary physicians and other healthcare professionals, Advanced Healthcare SC manages facilities throughout the state as well as a 24/7 hotline to triage nurses. Opened Spring 2004 with Ormed software: Froedtert Surgery Center and Clinics (Milwaukee) and Germantown Clinic (Germantown).

• Hay River Community Health Board (Hay River, NWT) –- Oversees local healthcare services and facilities, including the H.H. Williams Memorial Hospital and Woodland Manor, to provide acute, long-term, and specialty care in a northern community of approximately 3,500 people.

• Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital (Windsor, Ont.) –- A large acute care community hospital with a high percentage of tertiary services, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Hospital provides a wide variety of regional services and is designated as the local lead provider of medical care in neurology, cardiology, nephrology, as well as orthopedic, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery. It is also the district stroke centre.

• Mamawetan Churchill River Health Region (La Ronge, Sask.) -– Providing health services to 4,500 La Ronge/Air Ronge residents and 2,000 First Nations members of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, the Region includes healthcare staff and facilities at five sites, acute and long-term care, community services, and ambulatory services.

Pathways Health Centre for Children, Sarnia, Ont. -– A family-centred community agency primarily serving Lambton County children and youth with physical, developmental and communication needs, Pathways is one of a large group of children’s treatment centres in Ontario. It provides a continuum of rehabilitation and support services in the community as well as an on-site integrated preschool.

• Riverview Health Centre (Winnipeg) -– A 388-bed rehabilitation and long-term care facility that offers progressive programming for patients and residents in both hospital and personal care home units, the Centre provides specialized therapeutic and restorative health services to residents of Manitoba.

• Salvation Army Grace General Hospital (Winnipeg) -– Part of the Salvation Army organization worldwide, Grace General Hospital is a 281-bed, full service hospital, free standing hospice, and community care centre of excellence.

• Salvation Army Toronto Grace Hospital (Toronto) -– Owned and operated by the Salvation Army, Toronto Grace Hospital is a 119-bed facility offering chronic and palliative care and services through interdisciplinary inpatient programs. It is located in the core of the City of Toronto.

• Stanton Regional Hospital (Yellowknife, NWT) – Stanton is the largest accredited facility in the NWT, with 121-beds. As part of the Stanton Territorial Health Authority health care complex, the hospital serves people of the NWT and the Kitikmeot.

• St. Joseph’s General Hospital (Comox, BC) -– With 840 employees, St. Joseph’s is a 234-bed hospital providing acute, extended, and transitional care to approximately 60,000 people and a referral centre for a regional population of 120,000 in north and west Vancouver Island. As the only acute-care hospital in the area, it also receives victims of highway, air, and marine accidents in the vicinity.

• St. Michaels’ Centre (Burnaby, BC) -– A 128-bed extended care centre with a 16-bed hospice, St. Michaels’ provides specialized medical care, pain management, and support services for long-term patients and terminally ill patients and their families.

• Weeneebayko Health Ahtuskaywin (Ont.) -– The regional health authority for the Mushkegowuk Territory (six coastal communities along James Bay and Hudson Bay, and three First Nations communities), Weeneebayko Health Ahtuskaywin provides health care services to 10,000 predominately Cree First Nations individuals.