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 News Release - August 6, 2007

Dameron Hospital Engages Broadlane for Orthopedic Management Program

DALLAS--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Broadlane announced today that Dameron Hospital has engaged Broadlane's Clinical Consulting Services to help control their orthopedic spend for total joints, spine and allograft bone. Under the agreement, Broadlane's clinical consultants will work with the healthcare professionals at Dameron Hospital to implement Broadlane's Orthopedic Management Program. Relationship specifics and financial terms were not disclosed.

Broadlane's Orthopedic Management Program has been successfully implemented at numerous Broadlane clients since Broadlane's inception. The savings from multiple clients that recently engaged Broadlane for similar services has resulted in double-digit percentage reductions in cost as compared to their current cost structure.

Unlike most GPOs, Broadlane does not have national orthopedic total joint and implant agreements as this business is driven primarily at the local level. Managing costs in this area requires great expertise in working with clinicians. In addition, superior contracting expertise is necessary to ensure that the value of the clinical process is realized. Simply providing "benchmark" pricing that will have to be enhanced on the local level does not go far enough in meeting Broadlane's client's needs.

"We simply could not pass up the sustainable savings the Broadlane Orthopedic Management Program offers. The in-depth analysis, the work with our clinical staff, the contracting effort and the ongoing reporting and tracking are representative of the best in class we have seen from a clinical consulting perspective," said Nicholas Arismendi, chief operating officer of Dameron Hospital.

"We are so pleased to be working with Dameron Hospital," said Julie Plaga, senior vice president, sales for Broadlane. "As the costs of medical goods and services continues to climb, Dameron Hospital's commitment to managing the costs of providing the best possible patient care is going to help them now and in the future."

About Dameron Hospital

Dameron Hospital is a fully accredited, 188-bed community hospital offering a broad range of medical, surgical and health maintenance services for emergency and acute care.

Both not-for-profit and non-sectarian, Dameron exists solely to serve the healthcare needs of the community of Stockton, providing our neighbors with advanced technology and state-of-the-art diagnostic and therapeutic equipment -- as well as facilities for inpatient, outpatient and occupational patient care.

Our service areas include Cardiology, Emergency/Urgent Care, Home Health, Radiology, Occupational Health. In addition, the Start of Life Center, our maternity department, delivers more babies than any other hospital in the county.

About Broadlane

Broadlane is a leading supply chain services company serving thousands of acute care hospitals, ambulatory care facilities, physician practices and other healthcare providers throughout the United States.

Broadlane provides comprehensive supply chain services including:

  • High-powered national & custom contracting
  • Innovative purchasing services & technology
  • Informatics - benchmarking, analytics and reporting
  • Deep clinical & operational expertise
  • "High-touch" client service

Broadlane's clients include leading providers such as Advocate Health Care, Ascension Health, CHRISTUS Health, Continuum Health Partners, Kaiser Permanente, Kindred Healthcare, MedCath, New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Tenet Healthcare, The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, Universal Health Services, US Oncology, Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System, UMass Memorial Health Care and William Beaumont Hospitals.

The company is headquartered in Dallas with offices in California, New York and Ohio. For more information, visit www.broadlane.com.


Source: Broadlane

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