SOURCE: Medefis, Inc.

Medefis, Inc.

November 16, 2011 11:06 ET

Medefis, Inc. and Carondelet Health Network Announce Vendor Management Agreement

OMAHA, NE--(Marketwire - Nov 16, 2011) - Medefis, Inc. ("Medefis"), the nation's premier provider of end-to-end workforce solutions, announced earlier today that it has signed a vendor management services agreement with the Carondelet Health Network ("Carondelet"), the largest health system in Southern Arizona where committed doctors and associates have been healing the community for over 130 years. Medefis has been engaged by Carondelet to manage the procurement of its clinical staffing augmentation and to serve as the Carondelet's single-point-of-contact for all healthcare staffing vendor relations.

"We are pleased to be working with Medefis as our new vendor manager for healthcare staffing services. After reviewing our staffing requirements, we recognized Medefis could be a strong strategic partner given their familiarity with the procurement requirements of a multi-site healthcare delivery system. We believe their technology and service offerings will foster Carondelet's care objectives and we look forward to working with Medefis to effectively create efficiencies within our healthcare staffing process," noted Jennifer Biggs, Senior Director of Nursing and Clinical Services, Carondelet St. Mary's Hospital.

Stephen Saville, President and Chief Executive Officer for Medefis, said, "We are very pleased to have been selected by Carondelet Health Network to manage its clinical staffing procurement requirements. We have tremendous respect for Carondelet's rich history of providing exceptional quality and compassionate care to its patients and its fundamental commitment to its Christian values. Our VMS program will provide Carondelet with an integrated procurement management solution that streamlines and standardizes each facet of staffing from order processing, reporting, invoicing, quality initiatives and payment processing. The result will be improved efficiencies, cost savings and enhanced quality of care. This is sure to be a beneficial relationship for both organizations."

Medefis, Inc. is the nation's leading provider of vendor management services (VMS) technology for hospitals and healthcare organizations throughout the United States. The Medefis VMS platform provides centralized, end-to-end management of a hospital's entire supplemental staffing process and is powered by a proprietary bidding and talent ranking engine that ensures medical facilities receive the best-qualified clinical professional at a true market rate. Medefis has streamlined the process of supplemental staffing for healthcare providers nationwide by offering a convenient, centralized web-based VMS technology and service. Medefis, Inc. is based in Omaha, NE. For more information, visit their website at or contact Stephen Saville, President and CEO, at (866) 711-6333 x117.

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet 131 years ago. Carondelet's Tucson facilities include St. Mary's Hospital, St. Joseph's Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph's Hospital and in Nogales, Arizona, Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital. Carondelet family of services also include nearly 20 primary and specialty care offices, an ambulatory surgery center, four imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation's largest Catholic, non-profit healthcare system. In Fiscal Year 2010, Carondelet provided nearly $50 million (8.3 percent of its net revenue) in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at

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