SOURCE: 3n (National Notification Network)

July 18, 2007 11:00 ET

3n Provides Critical Communication Solution for Pioneering Hospital in Illinois

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Selects the 3n Mass Notification System to Ensure Mission-Critical Emergency Communication

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - 3n (National Notification Network), the leading mass notification system provider, announced OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has selected 3n's InstaCom Hospitals system to automate emergency staff call-ins in the Emergency Department and Operating Room and for organization-wide crisis communications with employees during a disaster. Recognizing the need to streamline emergency communications, a 15-person committee comprised of one member from each of the hospitals in the State of Illinois's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Region 1 selected 3n as its region-wide mass notification provider by unanimous decision.

Prior to selecting 3n, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center relied on departmental call trees to disseminate information to its employees. As a result, determining personnel availability was a lengthy process and teams outside of the Emergency Department and Operating Room often were not notified or did not receive the most up-to-date instructions.

Adopting the 3n system, which was purchased with a government grant, will enable OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center and other member hospitals in Illinois's EMS Region 1 to efficiently and effectively address emergencies of any size and scope that call for rapid, large-scale communications. Employees of the member health care systems can be reached in critical and time-sensitive situations in a matter of seconds using a wide range of communication devices.

"After an extensive evaluation process, the 3n solution clearly surpassed competing mass notification systems," said Matthew Hopkins, OSF Northern Illinois EMS paramedic instructor at the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center. "Getting consensus from representatives of 15 different hospitals on a major purchase is usually a significant hurdle; however, the decision to choose 3n for all 15 hospitals was easy. Because the 3n system is so simple to use and provides us with all the capabilities we need to reach key personnel instantly in any emergency, we quickly came to an agreement on 3n."

Cinta Putra, CEO and co-founder of 3n, commented, "In the fast-paced world of health care, seconds can mean lives. OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center has taken a pioneering stance on emergency communication, and 3n is proud to have been selected to provide this vital component of OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center's emergency response system."

About 3n® (National Notification Network)

3n (National Notification Network) is the leading global provider of mass notification solutions to Global 2000 corporations, government agencies, healthcare systems, and educational institutions in more than 70 countries with the ability to communicate in more than 230 countries worldwide. 3n's innovative and powerful mass notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use on the market today, enabling organizations to respond rapidly and effectively to crises and achieve considerable bottom-line savings in routine and emergency situations. For more information about 3n, log on to www.3nonline.com/pr or call toll-free at 1-888-366-4911.

About OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center is an acute care facility in the OSF HealthCare system. OSF HealthCare, owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, Peoria, Illinois, includes OSF Healthcare System consisting of six acute care facilities, one long-term care facility and two colleges of nursing. It also has a primary care physician network consisting of 194 physicians and 48 mid-level providers, known as OSF Medical Group. OSF HealthCare owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of healthcare-related businesses, and OSF Healthcare Foundation, the philanthropic arm of OSF Healthcare System and OSF Home Care. Additionally, OSF HealthPlans, Inc., a subsidiary of OSF Saint Francis, Inc., is a licensed managed care company in the State of Illinois with about 100,000 members.

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