St. John Health Purchases Avega's Alliance Decision Support, Alliance ERS And myAlliance Portal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Avega Health Systems is pleased to announce that St. John Health, located in Warren, MI has recently purchased Alliance Decision Support, Alliance Enterprise Reporting System and myAlliance Portal from Avega.

St. John Health is comprised of nine hospitals plus more than 100 medical facilities. Their history of serving the Detroit area dates back to 1844. Their services include heart, cancer, physical rehabilitation, behavioral medicine, surgery, emergency and urgent care. St. John Health also operates nursing homes and senior residences. St. John Health is also an advocate for the poor and uninsured. Through partnerships, coalitions and program development and support, their innovative programs increase access to health care services and empower individuals to make informed health choices. St. John Health is a member of Ascension Health; a national faith-based ministry sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Nazareth, the Daughters of Charity, and the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Ascension Health is the largest not-for-profit Catholic Health Ministry in the United States, with acute care facilities in 15 states and the District of Columbia.

St. John Health is a longstanding client with Avega, celebrating their 15-year anniversary in April 2005. Both St. John Health and Avega are excited about the continuing relationship.

According to Pat McGuire, Sr. Vice President and CFO, St. John Health will be using Avega's products to "integrate financial and clinical information so we can better understand our business and improve our performance. We expect to make good use of their Alliance for Decision Support, Web Budgeting and Key Indicator applications."

The Alliance Suite integrates financial, clinical, and administrative information to support decision-making across the healthcare enterprise. Combining OLAP and Ad-Hoc reporting with a web-based distribution tool, Alliance helps you improve clinical performance, control costs, manage and negotiate contracts, develop your budget and analyze productivity across one organization or many.

Avega is celebrating 20 years as healthcare's first choice for decision makers. Avega's award-winning Alliance Suite supports the decision support, enterprise-wide reporting, data warehousing and operational support needs of both providers and payors. In addition to its corporate office in El Segundo, CA, Avega maintains an office in Nashville, TN.

Contact: Fiona Rosenthal, Corporate Marketing 310.563.3200 marketing@avega.comhttp://www.avega.com

Avega Health Systems

CONTACT: Fiona Rosenthal, Corporate Marketing of Avega Health Systems,+1-310-563-3200, marketing@avega.com

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