ISS Solutions and Blue Mountain Health System Sign Multi-Year Clinical Engineering Managed Services Agreement
Langhorne, PA, May 5, 2005—ISS Solutions, a leading provider of customized information technology and clinical engineering lifecycle management solutions, announced that it has entered into a multi-year ISS Select agreement with Blue Mountain Health System of Lehighton, Pennsylvania to provide managed clinical engineering services.
Under this agreement, ISS Solutions will provide Blue Mountain Health System with a portfolio of services consolidated into one comprehensive, cost-effective program. The ISS Select services delivered to Blue Mountain Health System will include planning, management, and maintenance of all patient care equipment (e.g., physiologic monitors, anesthesia machines, clinical laboratory analyzers, X-ray equipment, and sterilizers). ISS Solutions will ensure safety, performance, and regulatory compliance.
According to Peter Brooks, ISS Solutions Chief Executive Officer, “ISS Solutions has provided Clinical Engineering services to Palmerton and Gnaden Huetten Hospitals for many years. We look forward to continuing our relationship with both facilities as the Blue Mountain Health System. We appreciate the confidence they have shown in ISS Solutions by entering into this long-term agreement, and we are committed to continuing to provide them with excellent service through our ISS Select program.”
Suzanne M. Garszcynski, Ph.D., FACHE, Vice President of Professional Services for Blue Mountain Health System, states “We chose ISS Solutions because for more than 25 years we have received excellent support from their technicians and their organization. Also, ISS Solutions is a great help to us in planning our future technology needs. The ISS Select Program Coordinator provides the peace of mind of knowing that all aspects of our technology program are monitored and compliance is assured.”
Clinical Engineering services for Blue Mountain Health System, with campuses in Palmerton and Lehighton, Pennsylvania, are now consolidated into a customized program. The health system can now share high-level biomedical and radiology resources with other nearby ISS Solutions clients.
About Blue Mountain Health System
Blue Mountain Health System, whose mission is to promote, maintain, and restore the good health of all the people in the communities they serve, is the partnership between Palmerton Hospital located in Palmerton, PA and Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital located in Lehighton, PA. Palmerton Hospital, a full-service, acute-care community hospital, is licensed for 70 acute care beds. Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital, also a full-service acute-care community hospital, is licensed for 111 beds. Blue Mountain Health System also offers The Summit, a 91-bed nursing and convalescent center; Blue Mountain Home Health Care, an adult day care; The Village at Palmerton Assisted Living Center; Comprehensive Wound Healing Center; inpatient behavioral health services; Next Step, an acute inpatient rehabilitation unit; and two fitness facilities. Together the two hospitals provide a continuum of care with a full range of comprehensive health care services to the citizens of Carbon County and parts of Monroe, Schuylkill, Northampton, and Lehigh counties in Pennsylvania.
About ISS Solutions
ISS Solutions, a strategic affiliate of Geisinger Health System, is a leading provider of customized technology lifecycle management solutions to healthcare, government, education, and commercial clients. Geisinger Health System is a $1.3 billion integrated health care system that provides more than two million people in 38 counties in Pennsylvania a complete continuum of quality healthcare. Geisinger acquired ISS Solutions in 1984 and has since grown the company to be over $30 Million in revenue, while generating greater than 80% of its business from non-Geisinger clients. For more information visit www.ISSsolutions.com and www.geisinger.org.