Great-West Healthcare 
 
Tuesday, 11 September 2007 
 
 
Saint Francis Healthcare Reaches Multi-Year Agreement with Great-West Healthcare  

     Saint Francis Healthcare announced today that it has reached a multi-year agreement with Great-West Healthcare, a national employee benefits provider. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 
    The agreement, which is effective Sept. 1, 2007, means that Saint Francis Hospital-Memphis, Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett and the Surgery Center at Saint Francis will become part of the Great-West Healthcare network. Nearly 10,000 members in all Great-West Healthcare plans in the greater Memphis area are covered under this agreement. 
    “We look forward to serving the patients who are members of Great-West Healthcare,” said David L. Archer, chief executive officer of Saint Francis Healthcare. “Our hospitals will offer these patients a wide array of programs and services designed to meet their health care needs including our nationally recognized cardiac and gastrointestinal surgery programs.”