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St. Charles Chooses Velocity for Back Office Technology Operations


Delivers Complete Lawson Software and Kronos Applications Management


New York, N.Y., Aug 19, 2010 (PRNewswire) – Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc. a leader in cloud-based enterprise software hosting, application management, and consulting services, announced today that it was selected by the St. Charles Health System, Inc. to host and fully-manage its Lawson enterprise resource planning applications and Kronos time and labor management applications. Velocity’s expertise and demonstrated leadership in supporting the Lawson and Kronos applications, as well as, its partnership with both software providers were driving forces behind St. Charles’ decision.

“Like many health care providers in today’s market, St. Charles made a decision to focus internal IT personnel on patient facing technology and initiatives, while trusting their back office applications to an outside managed applications provider”, said Tom Bruno, president and CEO of Velocity. “By choosing Velocity’s private cloud services for Lawson Software and Kronos, St. Charles will benefit from our advanced technology platform and our ‘one call – one source’ customer support. Our comprehensive application lifecycle management will enable St. Charles to realize reduced costs associated with these applications.”

St. Charles Health System, Inc., Central Oregon's sole health delivery system, is a private not-for-profit corporation and the largest employer with more than 3,000 caregivers in Bend, Redmond, and Prineville. Headquartered in Bend, the St. Charles Health System, owns and operates medical centers in Bend and Redmond, leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville, and provides management services for Mountain View Hospital in Madras. There are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who provide a wide range of care and services to central Oregon communities.

“St. Charles Health System serves the residents of Central Oregon by providing world class care”, said Bill Winnenberg, chief information officer of St. Charles Health System. “Velocity’s total care solutions for Lawson and Kronos guarantee that our human resources, payroll, and labor management applications will be available, responsive, and current. We receive world class support and service for key back-office operations while saving money and remaining focused on our clinical applications.”

Velocity provides managed services for nearly 200 organizations operating Lawson Software and Kronos applications. The Velocity On-Demand™ framework provides a cloud-enabled software deployment platform specifically designed to help organizations rapidly realize the business value and benefit of their software investment. Healthcare providers like St. Charles choose Velocity’s proven delivery and ongoing management of enterprise solutions to markedly reduce risk and lower the cost of supporting operations.

About St. Charles Health System, Inc.

St. Charles Health System, Inc., headquartered in Bend, Oregon, owns and operates the St. Charles medical centers in Bend and Redmond, leases and operates Pioneer Memorial Hospital in Prineville and provides management services for Mountain View Hospital in Madras. SCHS is a private, not-for-profit Oregon corporation and is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,000 caregivers in Bend, Redmond and Prineville. In addition, there are more than 350 active medical staff members and nearly 200 visiting medical staff members who partner with SCHS to provide a wide range of care and service to our communities.

About Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.

Velocity is a leading application service provider that delivers enterprise software functionality through a secure private cloud platform. Velocity’s Customers benefit from hosted, fully managed environments for their ERP and related software applications to include guaranteed availability, security and compliance; and certified consulting resources. Velocity’s delivery system for software hosting, Velocity On-Demand™, brings scalable computing and fully managed services for mission critical IT systems and sensitive data and guarantees a lower cost of ownership and a higher level of service than internally hosted applications. Velocity is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Minneapolis, Tampa and London, Ontario. For more information on Velocity services please visit www.velocity.cc.

Greg Benton, Marketing & Public Relations
Velocity Technology Solutions, Inc.
303.513.2028

Brenda Finkle, Director of Marketing and Communications
St. Charles Health System, Inc.
541.706.7711



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