SOURCE: Private Healthcare Systems

July 20, 2005 13:40 ET

North Vista Hospital Joins Private Healthcare Systems Network

WALTHAM, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 20, 2005 -- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), the nation's leading health care cost management company, today announced North Vista Hospital has joined the PHCS Network in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Established in 1959, North Vista Hospital serves North Las Vegas -- one of the fastest growing communities in the country. The 198-bed facility boasts a medical staff of over 800 specialists and primary care physicians. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services including emergency medicine, maternity care, diagnostic imaging and surgical services.

"We are very proud to be part of the PHCS Network," said Tony Marinello, CEO of North Vista Hospital. "North Vista and PHCS share a commitment to providing access to high-quality, compassionate health care."

"North Vista Hospital is a welcome addition to the PHCS Network," said Keith Vangeison, Executive Vice President, Networks. "Our customers in the North Las Vegas community now have access to convenient, cost-effective, state-of-the-art health care where they live and work."

About PHCS

For 20 years, Private Healthcare Systems has been meeting the network and care management needs of customers across the country. Corporate headquarters are in Waltham, Massachusetts, with regional offices located throughout the United States. PHCS is the second largest care management company in the country as well as the largest national proprietary PPO. The PHCS Network includes nearly 450,000 providers and more than 4,000 facilities. PHCS is the first and only national PPO to earn four endorsements of quality from two independent, nationally recognized quality assurance organizations, NCQA and URAC.

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