SIS Partners with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Expanding Relationship with BJC HealthCare

St. Louis, MO, August 16, 2007 --( As part of its continuing relationship with BJC HealthCare, SIS (Surgical Information Systems) will be providing its perioperative solution to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, which U.S. News & World Report ranks as number 9 in the nation and which also has the distinction of being placed on the "Honor Roll" of America’s best hospitals for the past 15 consecutive years.

The Barnes-Jewish Hospital implementation is in addition to four community BJC HealthCare hospitals that have implemented, or will soon be implementing, the comprehensive SIS solution. Since 2006, SIS has been providing its surgery management solution to many of the organization’s other hospitals including Alton Memorial Hospital, Christian Hospital Northeast, Progress West Healthcare Center, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and now the nearly 1,300 bed Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

Teams of experienced SIS professionals have provided quality support, enabling BJC surgeons, clinicians, and OR management to focus on improved patient safety and financial outcomes throughout the perioperative continuum with the SIS automated system. “SIS’ comprehensive OR solution allows hospitals to utilize a single database across the entire perioperative continuum,” said SIS CEO Ed Daihl. “For a medical organization the size and sophistication of BJC HealthCare, SIS’ unified solution provides full software interoperability with the hospitals’ other specialized solutions. We are integration experts with the know-how to implement the SIS solution in nearly any environment.”

Barnes-Jewish Hospital will also be integrating SIS Analytics, a proven, powerful tool that enables hospital executives and OR management to make informed decisions based on accurate clinical and business data. It will be fully integrated into the hospital’s SIS database, giving users quick access to perioperative data for the purpose of making critical business decisions.

About SIS
SIS is the leading provider of surgery management solutions that improve efficiency and quality for surgical services. Developed specifically for the complex surgical environment, our technology integrates all perioperative administrative and clinical processes, including anesthesia – and shares this information with all of your critical data. Our intuitive solution integrates smoothly, enabling precise operations. SIS holds strategic partnerships with both Microsoft and Oracle Corporations.

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About Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and the largest private employer in the St. Louis region. An affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital has a 1,700 member medical staff with many who are recognized in the "Best Doctors in America”. Exceptional quality has earned the hospital a place on U.S. News & World Report’s "Honor Roll" of America’s best hospitals for the past 15 consecutive years. Learn more by visiting

Surgical Information Systems
Brent Harrison
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