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Benchmark Hospitalists Commences Hospitalist Services at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center

Providence Saint Joseph Selects Benchmark Hospitalists Due to Innovative Approach to Hospitalist Medicine

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benchmark Hospitalists ("Benchmark"), a premier provider of hospitalist services, has been selected to serve Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center ("PSJMC") as its Hospitalist services provider.  This will be the first hospitalist program established at PSJMC and the first Providence Health & Services hospital for Benchmark. Benchmark began hospitalist services on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

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Benchmark was selected through a competitive RFP process over other leading providers due to its creative approach to staffing, proven track record of success, local knowledge and unique management methods.

"We ran a competitive RFP process to ensure we made an educated and thoughtful decision on such a critical partnership selection," stated Michael Rembis, PSJMC's CEO. "Benchmark presented a sophisticated and innovative model, spoke to our medical staff leadership, and really understood our strategic goals."

"We are pleased to welcome PSJMC to the Benchmark family and firmly believe that, like our other hospitalist sites, they will experience enhanced quality, efficiency and stakeholder satisfaction," stated Dr. Mark Bell, President of Benchmark. "We appreciate and believe in their mission and look forward to driving positive change."

Founded in 2009, Benchmark is rapidly growing as a relatively new entrant to the hospitalist market, but has already achieved success in improving financial, clinical and operational performance at five (5) Los Angeles-based client sites.  Benchmark uses a proven data driven approach that provides real-time insight into hospitalist, ED and medical staff performance.

"Our unique eco-system perspective, focus on care excellence and our innovative reporting platform allow us to turn insights into actionable healthcare solutions," stated James Edwards, CEO of Benchmark. "We have the ability to see the bigger picture and understand the intricacies involved in managing, operating and navigating the hospital environment and be a true strategic partner."

About Benchmark Hospitalists 
Headquartered in Manhattan Beach, CA, Benchmark is a premier provider of Hospitalist services.  Benchmark's proprietary approach, focus on clinical excellence and deep experience in all aspects of hospital management combine to create unique hospitalist solutions for each client and achieve results.  Benchmark has a proven track record of improving key performance and satisfaction indicators and demonstrating a significant ROI on its programs.

About Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center 
Located just north of Los Angeles, PSJMC with 446 licensed beds, is the second-largest hospital serving the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys. Founded in 1943 by the Sisters of PSJMC, it is known for its state-of-the-art technology and high quality, compassionate care. They have 2,500 employees, volunteers, Guild members and 600-plus physicians.

For more information on Benchmark Hospitalists, visit: www.benchmark.md

For more information on Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, visit: https://california.providence.org/Saint-Joseph/Pages/default.aspx

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Alecia Babich  
Brand Manager, Benchmark Hospitalists 
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