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Sunquest Announces $4.6M Sale to ACL Laboratories for Sunquest CoPathPlus & LIS for Enterprise Standardization and Integration.

Sunquest Professional Services to Implement Clinical Workflow Best Practices & Efficient Business Processes

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., a market leader in laboratory information systems, today announced a $4.6 million sale to ACL Laboratories to standardize on the Sunquest CoPathPlus Anatomic Pathology System, and to integrate it enterprise-wide with Sunquest's Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other solutions. ACL Laboratories has been a Sunquest customer since 1987 and currently uses the Sunquest LIS and complementary solutions for Commercial Laboratory, Financials, Instrument Manager and Application Manager in its central laboratories, hospitals, and clinics.

Sunquest's Professional Services Group will implement and integrate the enterprise solutions utilizing clinical workflow best practices and effective business processes to maximize ACL's investment and resources. The project, scheduled for completion in Fall 2009, also includes new hardware systems and architecture to provide high availability and disaster recovery for all of the Sunquest products.

"ACL has been a satisfied user of Sunquest's LIS for over twenty years and we also rely on several of their other complementary solutions for the lab," said Sandy Butschli, vice president of information services for ACL Laboratories. "We decided to standardize on the Sunquest CoPathPlus solution because its tight integration with their LIS will enable us to take advantage of significant workflow enhancements to reduce redundant processes and ultimately improve our turn around times. We are also very impressed with their development plans for future enhancements."

"ACL is a recognized leader in providing laboratory services to healthcare organizations and very advanced in its utilization of diagnostic information technologies," said Lisa Cutts, vice president of sales for Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. "Pathology informatics is an integral part of Sunquest's strategic plan. We're especially pleased that ACL has chosen to move forward with our solution based on its LIS-integrated features and unique functionality."

About ACL Laboratories

Building on a 40-year tradition, ACL Laboratories (ACL) is a joint venture between Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin's largest integrated health care delivery system, and Advocate Health Care, the largest integrated health care system in Chicago, Illinois. ACL serves 22 hospitals and over 80 ambulatory clinics, as well as a large independent client base. ACL is a unique clinical laboratory that draws on the resources of 2 major health care systems while providing a complete range of analytical services, including drugs of abuse testing, molecular diagnostics and metals/environmental testing.

ACL is accredited by the College of American Pathologists and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is certified in accordance with the Clinical Laboratories Improvement Act (CLIA) and the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its staff includes board-certified pathologists, PhD chemists and microbiologists, registered medical technologists/technicians, cytotechnologists, histotechnicians and specialists in information technology. For more information on ACL, visit: www.acllaboratories.com.

About Sunquest Information Systems, Inc.

Sunquest Information Systems, Inc., is a global market leader in clinical data management solutions with more than 1,200 hospitals and commercial laboratories using its products worldwide. The company is dedicated to providing best-of-suite solutions that enable quality patient care, clinical safety, and operational efficiencies. Its experienced sales and technical service teams deliver 24x7 assistance to customers for their procurement, implementation, and customer care needs. The Sunquest Laboratory[TM] system achieved "Best in KLAS" in the Laboratory Segment for 2007, which was its fourth consecutive year, (KLAS Enterprises, LLC, www.healthcomputing.com.)

Sunquest's professional services division provides a wide array of management and technical tools, including lab redesign and optimization, outreach and lab network program development, and operational business and implementation plans. For more information, call 800-748-0692 or visit: www.sunquestinfo.com.

Sunquest is a Trademark of Sunquest Information Systems, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners.
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