News | December 15, 2008

Sectra to Provide PACS in Five-Year Deal with Florida Healthcare Provider

December 15, 2008 – Manatee Healthcare System Florida has selected the IT and medical-technology company Sectra as their PACS provider for a five-year agreement in which Sectra will supply PACS products and direct service and support to the Manatee Healthcare System.

The contract with Manatee Healthcare System shows that Sectra’s exceptional service and product performance continue to be validated by healthcare organizations across the US.

“Manatee Healthcare System, Inc. has an enterprise PACS between three facilities. We demand high-availability, integration with our other software vendors, and an efficient workflow for all radiology examinations to help facilitate the utmost quality in patient care. We look forward to working with Sectra, and expect they will meet and even exceed all of our PACS needs,” says Amy Thien, Radiology PACS Administrator, at Manatee Healthcare System.

Manatee Healthcare System, which includes Manatee Memorial Hospital, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, and Lakewood Ranch Imaging Center, conducting more than 160,000 radiology examinations annually, has served the Manatee County community for over 55 years. Manatee Healthcare System is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc., one of the largest hospital management companies in the U.S. Manatee Memorial Hospital recently received the coveted UHS Service Excellence Award for 2007 as recognition for outstanding performance.

“The PACS user community now demands a proven combination of future-proof solutions and proactive service, delivered by competent professionals. Sectra’s customers have also come to expect our radiology IT solutions to continuously evolve to deliver against the changing clinical and business needs of the North American Radiology IT markets,” said Dr. John Goble, President of Sectra in North America.

In addition to direct sales efforts, Sectra continues to offer direct PACS service and support agreements to any customers who previous have purchased Sectra products through partners.

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