Gila Regional Medical Center Extends Relationship with Phoenix Health Systems for Managed Data Center and Advanced Recovery Services

Dec 01, 2010, 12:58 ET from Phoenix Health Systems

DALLAS, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Health Systems, a premier provider of integrated information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting services for healthcare organizations, announced today that Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), Silver City, NM, has extended its contract for both Managed Data Center and Advanced Recovery services for four more years.

Phoenix will continue to provide GRMC with server management, network services, and advanced recovery services utilizing Phoenix's state-of-the-art Network Monitoring Facility at its Leveraged Service Center in Dallas, TX and infrastructure and recovery services through two SunGard Availability Services facilities in Dallas, TX and Scottsdale, AZ.  The services provided by Phoenix allow fast, redundant and secure access to GRMC's health data, including their HIMSS Stage 6 certified Electronic Health Record system.  Without the need to focus on infrastructure and availability, the GRMC IT team has more resources to meet the IT needs of clinicians and hospital personnel to support care delivery and the organization's business objectives.

"Phoenix Health Systems has been a valued partner for IT services for many years," said David Furnas, GRMC Chief Information Officer. "Their Data Center and Recovery Services expand the capabilities of our hospital's IT operations by providing access to technology, hardware and managed services that are crucial in today's Electronic Health Record environment."  

"Phoenix is proud to continue its long-term partnership with GRMC. GRMC is well known for providing quality care to patients, and we look forward to working with them to achieve their long-term objectives," said Darin LeGrange, President and CEO of Phoenix Health Systems. "Our Data Center and Recovery Services provide peace-of-mind for hospital executives to know that their critical patient and financial data is safe and secure, while being available to clinicians 24X7."

About Gila Regional Medical Center

Dedicated in 1983, Gila Regional Medical Center is one of the most modern health care facilities in New Mexico. As the largest hospital in a 100-mile radius, we are southwest New Mexico's medical hub and provide a wide range of services and medical specialties to the people of Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron counties. Gila Regional is licensed for 68 beds and 12 basinets.

Grant County-owned Gila Regional Medical Center is a non-profit, Joint Commission Accredited hospital where more than 700 of your friends and neighbors work. We're proudly developing a reputation as "the friendliest hospital in New Mexico," an attitude which reflects the warm, diverse community which we serve. For more information, visit

About Phoenix Health Systems

Phoenix Health Systems is a national information technology solutions provider offering an integrated set of professional and technical services to community hospitals and other healthcare organizations. Through client services and IT outsourcing, Phoenix enables any healthcare organization to achieve its long-term objectives of meeting "meaningful use," administrative cost reduction, increased efficiency, improved patient safety and regulatory compliance.  For additional information visit

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