Stevens Hospital Selects Construction Project Management Software from Meridian for US$50 Million Expansion Project


Meridian partner P7 Integration delivers implementation services for Prolog SaaS solution

FOLSOM, Calif. (June 11, 2009) -- Meridian Systems, the Plan-Build-Operate (PBO) technology solutions leader for project-based organizations, announced today that Stevens Hospital of Edmonds, Washington, has selected ProjectTalk® to standardize its construction management processes. ProjectTalk, Meridian's online project management and collaboration solution based on Prolog® software, provides robust functionality in a Software as a Service (SaaS) environment. Stevens Hospital worked directly with P7 Integration, a Meridian Systems Value Added Reseller (VAR), to implement ProjectTalk to manage the upcoming US$50 million expansion project.

Stevens Hospital typically has more than a dozen projects in process at any given time with approximately 10 percent dedicated to new construction. The current expansion project will add a new, two-story Emergency Room (ER) building with 32 ER beds, 30 acute care beds as well as underground parking, totaling 75,000 square feet.

As a public healthcare organization serving Edmonds, Washington and its surrounding communities, Stevens Hospital worked with P7 Integration's professional services to implement ProjectTalk. The online project management solution is designed to manage complex capital projects more effectively, improve construction project accountability and provide the visibility needed for an expansion project of this size. P7 Integration sells the Prolog suite of applications and provides implementation, training and consulting services.

"The hospital's goals for the implementation included standardizing on one centralized location for all project data, increased project team collaboration, ability to access current project data at any time and status updates for key personnel," said Stefan Rehnfeldt, Stevens Hospital's construction manager. "ProjectTalk is a crucial system for effectively managing vast amounts of information to keep the project on track. In addition, we are using ProjectTalk to successfully manage schedule tasks, project budgets, and document control."

"ProjectTalk was selected by Steven's Hospital because of its ability to bring effective project management to a project of this size," said Steve King, president, P7 Integration. "Additionally, since ProjectTalk is an online project management system, users can access the power of Prolog software on a convenient, subscription basis, making it the optimal solution to manage smaller projects as well."

Based on Prolog, ProjectTalk is a full-featured online project management and collaboration solution to which users subscribe and access via the Internet. For more information on ProjectTalk, call Meridian at (800) 850 2660, or visit: http://www.meridiansystems.com/products/projecttalk/onlineprojectmanagement.asp.

About Stevens Hospital
Since 1964, Stevens Hospital has been committed to improving the health and well-being of the community through local, high-quality and compassionate healthcare services. Stevens Hospital offers a range of hospital services including cardiac and cancer care, obstetrics, emergency services and state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging. Stevens Hospital, licensed for 217 beds with a professional staff of 1,200-plus, serves patients from South Snohomish and North King Counties. More than 400 physicians have admitting privileges. The Board of Commissioners for Public Hospital District #2 of Snohomish County, Washington, is responsible for oversight of the hospital and its facilities.

Stevens Hospital Contact
Steve Kaiser, Marketing Manager
(425) 640-4035, Email Contact

About P7 Integration
P7 Integration, (a business unit of Phoenix7 Group, Inc.,) markets and supports the Prolog Suite of construction management software. Founded in 2000, P7 Integration is led by Steven D. King, President, who has 28 years senior management experience in human resources, information technology, and marketing. Phoenix7 Group is a privately-owned company, with offices in Woodinville, WA and Gillette, WY.

P7 Integration Contact
Steve King, President
(307) 682-0123, Email Contact

About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company (NASDAQ: TRMB), is the Plan-Build-Operate technology solutions leader for project-based organizations (PBO2). Building owners, construction and engineering firms, and public agencies use Meridian software to effectively manage capital building programs and facility assets. Meridian offers construction project management and infrastructure lifecycle management solutions that reduce project costs and schedules across the plan-build-operate project lifecycle. To learn more about how project-based organizations are benefitting from Meridian solutions, download a user study from FMI by visiting: www.meridiansystems.com.

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