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St. Clare Medical Center Joins Private Healthcare Systems PPO Network in Western Indiana


WALTHAM, MA -- 11/15/2004 -- Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), the nation’s leading health care cost management company, today announced it added St. Clare Medical Center in Crawfordsville, Indiana to the PHCS Network.

Founded in 1902, St. Clare is a 120-bed acute care medical center. St. Clare offers a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical services, including 24-hour emergency care, maternity, intensive care, cardiopulmonary services, oncology and surgery. The facility has over 80 physicians on staff.

“St. Clare Medical Center is very important to the Montgomery County community,” said Russ Moran, PHCS Executive Vice President, Networks. “The facility meets the full spectrum of medical needs of local patients, which is particularly critical for rural areas such as western Indiana. As part of the PHCS Network, St. Clare helps us provide our local members with access to a cost-effective, quality health care network.”

About PHCS

For 19 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 nation as well as the largest proprietary PPO in the country. The PHCS Network includes nearly 450,000 providers and 4,200 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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