“We chose to work with Healthways because of their proven track record of creating successful solutions that have enhanced the health and well-being of millions of people worldwide and that bring economic value to payers, physicians, employers, and communities,” said Beckmann.

Ben R. Leedle, Jr., Healthways CEO, noted, “We are very pleased to have been chosen by Carondelet to work with them on this assessment. We expect the results should lead to the implementation of a variety of solutions that will meet the emerging needs of the Tucson market. Our expectation is that the assessment will yield opportunity to deploy our experience and proven capabilities in health and well-being improvement. We look forward to an ongoing, comprehensive, and very strategic relationship with Carondelet as they continue to transform into the leading model for population health management in their region.”

About Carondelet Health Network

Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carondelet Health Network is a Catholic, nonprofit healthcare system dedicated to responding to the health, prevention, education, and wellness needs of Southern Arizonans. Carondelet was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet more than 132 years ago. Carondelet’s Tucson facilities include St. Mary’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, Carondelet Heart & Vascular Institute at St. Mary’s Hospital, and Carondelet Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital; as well as Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital in Nogales, Arizona. Carondelet’s family of services also include nearly two dozen primary and specialty care offices, an ambulatory surgery center, several imaging centers, Hospice and Palliative Care, and a variety of other outpatient services. Carondelet Health Network is a ministry of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest Catholic, not-for-profit healthcare system. In FY12, Carondelet provided nearly $66 million in Community Benefit to improve the health of our community and increase access to healthcare. More information about Carondelet Health Network is available at www.carondelet.org.

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.

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