Superior Consultant Teams with Computer Sciences Corporation on IT Outsourcing Agreement for Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York

Superior to Provide Support of Application Unification Program



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:   SUPC), a leader in Digital
 Business Transformation(TM) services to the healthcare industry, announced
 today it has teamed with Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:   CSC) on a major
 project under CSC's $200 million, multi-year outsourcing agreement to provide
 information management and technology services to Saint Vincent Catholic
 Medical Centers of New York (SVCMC).  The $1.5 billion health system was
 formed through the merger of the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and
 Queens, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of Manhattan and Westchester
 County, and the Sisters of Charity Healthcare of Staten Island.
     Under the terms of the agreement, CSC and Superior will operate as a team
 to develop SVCMC's unified applications portfolio.  During the term of the
 outsourcing agreement between CSC and SVCMC, Superior will deliver a
 substantial portion of the application unification-related services by CSC to
 SVCMC.  Superior's initial endeavor, under its three-year application
 unification project with CSC, is expected to generate $12.3 million to
 Superior over the next two years.
     Superior will be instrumental in linking the disparate systems of the
 merged entities by supporting the development and deployment of a unified
 application portfolio across the entire SVCMC system.  CSC and Superior will
 establish a digital infrastructure that will meet the functional needs of
 SVCMC's various operating entities while facilitating the interoperability
 among the various elements of the health system.
     Since 1997, when Superior secured its first long-term outsourcing clients,
 IT outsourcing has continued to gain acceptance in the healthcare market.  A
 recent study, conducted by VHA and Michael F. Corbett & Associates, showed 29%
 of healthcare organizations outsource IT functions and predicted that the
 portion of healthcare budgets devoted to full outsourcing will increase by 30%
 over the next two years.
     "Superior's ability to win this competitive opportunity is a testament to
 the best of class application capabilities that Superior possesses," says
 George Huntzinger, Superior President and Chief Operating Officer.  "Our
 strengths complement CSC's world class capabilities in outsourcing and, when
 combined, will provide SVCMC with an excellent solution that is unmatched in
 the industry."
     "A major component of Superior's business strategy consists of
 aggressively growing our outsourcing business.  This includes both expanding
 our presence by winning more facilities management outsourcing transactions,
 and creating a fully functional, centralized operating environment that
 provides our clients with best practices and pricing reflective of a
 scale-based operation," Huntzinger adds.  "Our pipeline continues to build and
 become more robust every day, with a number of opportunities in various stages
 of the sales cycle."
     "Saint Vincent's commitment to patient care requires that we have the
 ability to improve information management and control cost," says David
 Campbell, CEO of SVCMC.  "Our partnership with CSC and Superior will provide
 us with an extraordinary team to lead our IT initiatives in support of our
 Success Agenda.  We chose Superior and CSC because of their successful track
 records, range of resources, and unsurpassed technical expertise in developing
 the leading-edge, cost-effective solutions that SVCMC requires."
     "CSC and Superior will focus on the unique business climate of SVCMC and
 help reinforce its Success Agenda business initiatives," says James M. Doyle,
 Vice President of CSC's Healthcare Group.  "By leveraging the strengths of our
 companies and focusing our collective energies on the needs of SVCMC, we have
 the opportunity to improve the operational and financial effectiveness of
 SVCMC over the long term."
     "By combining the strengths of Superior and CSC, SVCMC will substantially
 increase the value returned by its information technology investments," says
 Richard Helppie, Superior's Chief Executive Officer.  "With Superior's track
 record, IT leadership expertise and applications experience, we will continue
 to be competitive in this market, which has gained considerable acceptance and
 momentum in the industry.  Superior's market acceptance is further enhanced
 through our new leadership and commitment to our core competencies, of which
 outsourcing is a major facet."
     Superior Chairman Ronald Aprahamian believes this outsourcing contract is
 representative of Superior's focused business plan.  "Signing this contract
 reconfirms Superior's strategy, focus and assists us in achieving our plan for
 2001 and beyond."
 
     About Computer Sciences Corporation
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 information technology (IT) services firms, helps clients in industry and
 government achieve strategic and operational results through the use of
 technology.  The company's success is based on its culture of working
 collaboratively with clients to develop innovative technology strategies and
 solutions that address specific business challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com .
 
     About Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York
     Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC) includes Bayley Seton, Mary
 Immaculate, St. John's Queens, St. Joseph's, St. Mary's Brooklyn, St.
 Vincent's Manhattan, St. Vincent's Staten Island and St. Vincent's Westchester
 hospitals and over 2000 physicians.  The system also owns four long-term care
 facilities, home health and hospice services and an extensive range of primary
 care, behavioral health and other specialty services offered at sites
 throughout the New York metropolitan area.  One of the largest Catholic
 healthcare systems in the Northeast, SVCMC has annual revenues of over
 $1.5 billion.  It serves as New York Medical College's academic medical center
 for New York City.
 
     About Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation
     Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:   SUPC) specializes in
 Digital Business Transformation(TM) services that enable clients to thrive in
 the information-driven economy.  Through its consulting, outsourcing, and
 e-solutions services, Superior provides all segments of the healthcare
 industry with the tools and strategies they need to effectively serve
 customers and capitalize on e-commerce opportunities.  Superior's powerful
 e-Health solutions -- coupled with the company's 17 years of experience
 providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry -- enable clients to
 meet their fiscal challenges without compromising clinical quality.
     For more information on Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation, simply
 dial 800-PRO-INFO and enter the company ticker: SUPC (a no-cost-fax-on-demand
 service) or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.superiorconsultant.com .
 
 

SOURCE Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation
    SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 4 /PRNewswire/ --
 Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:   SUPC), a leader in Digital
 Business Transformation(TM) services to the healthcare industry, announced
 today it has teamed with Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE:   CSC) on a major
 project under CSC's $200 million, multi-year outsourcing agreement to provide
 information management and technology services to Saint Vincent Catholic
 Medical Centers of New York (SVCMC).  The $1.5 billion health system was
 formed through the merger of the Catholic Medical Centers of Brooklyn and
 Queens, St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center of Manhattan and Westchester
 County, and the Sisters of Charity Healthcare of Staten Island.
     Under the terms of the agreement, CSC and Superior will operate as a team
 to develop SVCMC's unified applications portfolio.  During the term of the
 outsourcing agreement between CSC and SVCMC, Superior will deliver a
 substantial portion of the application unification-related services by CSC to
 SVCMC.  Superior's initial endeavor, under its three-year application
 unification project with CSC, is expected to generate $12.3 million to
 Superior over the next two years.
     Superior will be instrumental in linking the disparate systems of the
 merged entities by supporting the development and deployment of a unified
 application portfolio across the entire SVCMC system.  CSC and Superior will
 establish a digital infrastructure that will meet the functional needs of
 SVCMC's various operating entities while facilitating the interoperability
 among the various elements of the health system.
     Since 1997, when Superior secured its first long-term outsourcing clients,
 IT outsourcing has continued to gain acceptance in the healthcare market.  A
 recent study, conducted by VHA and Michael F. Corbett & Associates, showed 29%
 of healthcare organizations outsource IT functions and predicted that the
 portion of healthcare budgets devoted to full outsourcing will increase by 30%
 over the next two years.
     "Superior's ability to win this competitive opportunity is a testament to
 the best of class application capabilities that Superior possesses," says
 George Huntzinger, Superior President and Chief Operating Officer.  "Our
 strengths complement CSC's world class capabilities in outsourcing and, when
 combined, will provide SVCMC with an excellent solution that is unmatched in
 the industry."
     "A major component of Superior's business strategy consists of
 aggressively growing our outsourcing business.  This includes both expanding
 our presence by winning more facilities management outsourcing transactions,
 and creating a fully functional, centralized operating environment that
 provides our clients with best practices and pricing reflective of a
 scale-based operation," Huntzinger adds.  "Our pipeline continues to build and
 become more robust every day, with a number of opportunities in various stages
 of the sales cycle."
     "Saint Vincent's commitment to patient care requires that we have the
 ability to improve information management and control cost," says David
 Campbell, CEO of SVCMC.  "Our partnership with CSC and Superior will provide
 us with an extraordinary team to lead our IT initiatives in support of our
 Success Agenda.  We chose Superior and CSC because of their successful track
 records, range of resources, and unsurpassed technical expertise in developing
 the leading-edge, cost-effective solutions that SVCMC requires."
     "CSC and Superior will focus on the unique business climate of SVCMC and
 help reinforce its Success Agenda business initiatives," says James M. Doyle,
 Vice President of CSC's Healthcare Group.  "By leveraging the strengths of our
 companies and focusing our collective energies on the needs of SVCMC, we have
 the opportunity to improve the operational and financial effectiveness of
 SVCMC over the long term."
     "By combining the strengths of Superior and CSC, SVCMC will substantially
 increase the value returned by its information technology investments," says
 Richard Helppie, Superior's Chief Executive Officer.  "With Superior's track
 record, IT leadership expertise and applications experience, we will continue
 to be competitive in this market, which has gained considerable acceptance and
 momentum in the industry.  Superior's market acceptance is further enhanced
 through our new leadership and commitment to our core competencies, of which
 outsourcing is a major facet."
     Superior Chairman Ronald Aprahamian believes this outsourcing contract is
 representative of Superior's focused business plan.  "Signing this contract
 reconfirms Superior's strategy, focus and assists us in achieving our plan for
 2001 and beyond."
 
     About Computer Sciences Corporation
     Computer Sciences Corporation, one of the world's leading consulting and
 information technology (IT) services firms, helps clients in industry and
 government achieve strategic and operational results through the use of
 technology.  The company's success is based on its culture of working
 collaboratively with clients to develop innovative technology strategies and
 solutions that address specific business challenges.
     Having guided clients through every major wave of change in information
 technology since 1959, CSC combines the newest technologies with its
 capabilities in consulting, systems design and integration, IT and business
 process outsourcing, applications software, and Web and application hosting to
 meet the individual needs of global corporations and organizations.  With more
 than 68,000 employees in locations worldwide, CSC had revenues of
 $10.2 billion for the twelve months ended December 29, 2000.  It is
 headquartered in El Segundo, California.  For more information, visit the
 company's Web site at www.csc.com .
 
     About Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers of New York
     Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers (SVCMC) includes Bayley Seton, Mary
 Immaculate, St. John's Queens, St. Joseph's, St. Mary's Brooklyn, St.
 Vincent's Manhattan, St. Vincent's Staten Island and St. Vincent's Westchester
 hospitals and over 2000 physicians.  The system also owns four long-term care
 facilities, home health and hospice services and an extensive range of primary
 care, behavioral health and other specialty services offered at sites
 throughout the New York metropolitan area.  One of the largest Catholic
 healthcare systems in the Northeast, SVCMC has annual revenues of over
 $1.5 billion.  It serves as New York Medical College's academic medical center
 for New York City.
 
     About Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation
     Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:   SUPC) specializes in
 Digital Business Transformation(TM) services that enable clients to thrive in
 the information-driven economy.  Through its consulting, outsourcing, and
 e-solutions services, Superior provides all segments of the healthcare
 industry with the tools and strategies they need to effectively serve
 customers and capitalize on e-commerce opportunities.  Superior's powerful
 e-Health solutions -- coupled with the company's 17 years of experience
 providing innovative solutions to the healthcare industry -- enable clients to
 meet their fiscal challenges without compromising clinical quality.
     For more information on Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation, simply
 dial 800-PRO-INFO and enter the company ticker: SUPC (a no-cost-fax-on-demand
 service) or visit the company's Web site at
 http://www.superiorconsultant.com .
 
 SOURCE  Superior Consultant Holdings Corporation