Healthways CEO, Ben R. Leedle, Jr., noted, “The leadership of Mercy clearly understands the rapidly evolving changes in healthcare today, particularly in the communities that they serve. We are honored to have been chosen by Mercy to work with them on the initial steps of assessment and creating a plan of action to meet their emerging needs. We have every reason to believe that our experience and proven capabilities in well-being improvement – coupled with our consultative and change management capabilities – will serve as the foundation for an expanding and enduring relationship with Mercy as they continue to transform their array of physicians, clinicians, healthcare facilities and services into a model for the health management system of the future.”About Mercy Mercy is the sixth largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S. and serves more than 3 million people annually. Mercy includes 31 hospitals, 300 outpatient facilities, 38,000 co-workers and 1,700 integrated physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. Mercy Clinic is a physician-governed group of more than 1,700 medical providers with access to Mercy’s facilities, electronic health records, telemedicine and each other. Mercy Clinic providers can give their patients the best care available, regardless of the patient’s location. Patients of Mercy Clinic providers can connect to their own health records and health teams anywhere they connect to the Internet. For more about Mercy, visit www.mercy.net. About Healthways Healthways is the largest independent global provider of well-being improvement solutions. Dedicated to creating a healthier world one person at a time, the Company uses the science of behavior change to produce and measure positive change in well-being for our customers, which include employers, integrated health systems, hospitals, physicians, health plans, communities, and government entities. We provide highly specific and personalized support for each individual and their team of experts to optimize each participant’s health and productivity and to reduce health-related costs. Results are achieved by addressing longitudinal health risks and care needs of everyone in a given population. The Company has scaled its proprietary technology infrastructure and delivery capabilities developed over 30 years and now serves approximately 40 million people on four continents. Learn more at www.healthways.com.