Richardson, Texas and McComb, Mississippi —July 17, 2018—Phoenix Health Systems, the leading independent provider of hospital IT outsourcing and consulting services today announced that Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center has signed a long-term contract for IT department management and software and infrastructure support.

“With the Phoenix partnership, Southwest Regional now has an established source of expertise that will not be diminished by geography or labor fluctuations,” said Southwest Mississippi’s CEO Norman Price. “The advantages of Phoenix’ health IT expertise will give our organization an important new level of continual round-the-clock support.”

Phoenix will manage support of all medical software platforms, provide infrastructure support via onsite and remote personnel, remotely monitor SMRMC’s IT environment and provide service desk support.

“Our relationship with Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center is important because it demonstrates that rural healthcare providers can use technology and strategic partnerships to provide very high levels of care,” said Phoenix Health Systems President Ron Gue. “We view this relationship as a model for how IT can have as positive an impact on rural hospitals as it does in more urban areas. Phoenix is proud to support SMRMC administrators, clinicians and staff in this healthcare enhancement project.”

About Southwest Mississippi Regional Health System
Southwest Health System is an integrated healthcare delivery network serving residents of Southwest Mississippi. The organization is comprised of Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center, Cardiovascular Institute of Mississippi, Mississippi Cancer Institute, Ambulatory Surgery Center, St. Luke Home Health & Hospice, Digestive Diseases Center, Southwest Center for Rehabilitation, Southwest Regional Women’s Center Maternity Suites, Family Practice/Internal Medicine Clinics and Lawrence County Hospital.

As one of the most comprehensive healthcare resources in Southwest Mississippi, Southwest Regional is a modern facility with 165 licensed beds offering advanced equipment and a broad range of services to our patients. Its physicians and other healthcare professionals remain on the forefront of modern healing. Southwest Regional’s mission is to provide excellence in healthcare in Southwest Mississippi and adjoining Louisiana to best serve the needs of its patients.

About Phoenix Health Systems
Phoenix Health Systems is a nationally recognized healthcare IT solutions provider with over 20 years of healthcare IT consulting and outsourcing experience. Phoenix’ customized outsourcing solutions such as full IT department outsourcing, onshore service desk support, IT infrastructure management, and legacy systems transition have provided hospital clients with up to 20-30% operational savings. Phoenix enables clients to resolve critical challenges such as IT strategic assessment and planning, systems selection and implementation, revenue cycle optimization, state and federal compliance, and systems security. Phoenix enables any healthcare organization, no matter its size, to achieve its long-term objectives including increased efficiencies, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance.

Phoenix merged with Medsphere Systems Corporation in 2015 and continues to operate as the company’s vendor-independent services provider. Phoenix has been ranked #1 nationally in Hospital IT Outsourcing by Black Book Research for 2017 and 2018.

D’Arcy Gue, Vice President, Industry Relations
214-261-0660
dgue@phoenixhealth.com