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King's Daughters Health System Selects Strategic Health Services For Population Health Management Initiative

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SOURCE Strategic Health Services, Inc.

NASHVILLE, Tenn., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Strategic Health Services, Inc. (SHS), a leading provider of Population Health Management solutions, today announced an agreement with King's Daughters Health System to offer comprehensive health and wellness services to their employees and community-at-large.

King's Daughters selected SHS for their demonstrated success delivering cost-effective and personalized population health management solutions that have resulted in a reduction in employer health care costs. Additionally, SHS's provider-friendly solutions drive health system revenue growth and improvement in the health and wellness of managed care populations for clients nationwide.

"Our Health System is taking the next step in healthcare delivery, which is population management," stated KDMC President/CEO Kristie Whitlatch. "We have refined our approach with our own team where we have demonstrably lowered costs through education, easy access to providers, and financial incentives for healthy choices. We are excited to introduce this to other employers in the region."

SHS's innovative and interactive approach to population health management has demonstrated success for hospitals and health systems seeking cost-effective solutions to better manage the overall health of their employees and local communities. Using a powerful technology platform, expert services and unique data analysis, SHS solutions drive new revenue generation and, most importantly, healthier employee and community populations.

"We believe, at the end of the day, that true population health will be won by the local hospitals and healthcare systems. We are excited to partner with such a forward thinking organization as King's Daughters," said Chris Caramanico, CEO of SHS. "We look forward to working with KDMC on this exciting initiative to create healthier and more productive employees and community populations."

About King's Daughters Medical Center

King's Daughters Health System is located in Ashland, KY. With more than 4,500 employees, King's Daughters is the largest employer between Lexington and Charleston, West Virginia. The system includes the 465-bed King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, and a second hospital, King's Daughters Ohio, in Portsmouth, Ohio. The system also includes King's Daughters Medical Specialties, an employed physician group; Kings Daughters Medical Transport, for medical facility transfers; and Kingsbrook Lifecare Center, a long-term care and short-term rehabilitation center. For more information visit www.kdmc.com.

About Strategic Health Services, Inc.

With offices in Franklin, TN, Atlanta, GA and Chicago, IL, Strategic Health Services, Inc., provides comprehensive population health management technology solutions that address the challenges of rising health care costs. Using sophisticated tools and methodologies for risk identification, predictive modeling, patient engagement and health trend management, SHS delivers real, sustainable and healthier outcomes for healthcare clients nationwide. For more information visit SHS at www.strategichealthservices.com.

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