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September 10, 2013

Rush Memorial Hospital named 2013 Most Wired

Nation's Most Wired hospitals demonstrate progress through innovation

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Health Care’s Most Wired Survey, conducted between Jan. 15 and March 15, asked hospitals and health systems nationwide to answer questions regarding their IT initiatives. Respondents completed 659 surveys, representing 1,713 hospitals, or roughly 30 percent of all U.S. hospitals.

The July H&HN cover story detailing results is available at www.hhnmag.com.

“Rush Memorial Hospital didn’t get to this stage over night,” said Brad Smith, RMH President/CEO. “This took several years of commitment and investment from our Board of Trustees and Administration. In addition, strong leadership from Jim Boyer, CIO at Rush Memorial Hospital played an integral role in laying out the vision for us to follow. His knowledge about technology and systems and how it benefits patient care is exceptional. In my opinion, Jim is one of the best in his field.” Smith concluded, “It’s an honor to receive this prestigious award. This is just another example of how Rush Memorial continues to strive for the best.”

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which includes nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.

The 2013 Most Wired Survey is conducted in cooperation with McKesson Corp., AT&T, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and the American Hospital Association.

About the Sponsors

McKesson Corp., currently ranked 14th on the FORTUNE 500, is a health care services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of health care run better. The company partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, health care information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit www.mckesson.com

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