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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - South Jersey Healthcare and Qualcare announce Partnership

Vineland, NJ – February 1 – South Jersey Healthcare, a nonprofit, charitable healthcare organization, and QualCare, Inc., New Jersey’s largest providerā€sponsored managed care company, announced today that South Jersey Healthcare joins 15 other prominent New Jersey hospital systems and physician organizations as owners of the company. QualCare serves more than 800,000 members that are currently enrolled in a full range of self-insured health and workers’ compensation and liability products.

South Jersey Healthcare is one of the region’s premier health care systems that includes the SJH Regional Medical Center, a 262-bed facility in Vineland, SJH Elmer Hospital, a 96-bed hospital in Elmer, and numerous outpatient sites in Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester and Atlantic Counties. The system is committed to providing exceptional care, introducing the latest technologies and expanding its facilities to meet the needs of its communities. Recent expansions include a comprehensive cancer center and neonatal intensive care unit at the Regional Medical Center in Vineland, a newly renovated ER at Elmer Hospital, and SJH Tomlin Station Park, an outpatient center in Mullica Hill. SJH is also now a teaching institution that recently welcomed medical residents in four disciplines, with several other programs opening in the near future.

“We are very enthusiastic about our partnership with QualCare,” said Chester B. Kaletkowski, President and CEO of South Jersey Healthcare. “Like QualCare, we believe strongly and passionately in enhancing healthcare delivery in our community, as well as improving the health and wellness of the patients we serve.  We look forward to leveraging the combined strength of our partnership to lift the quality of care for all New Jersey residents.”

“Healthcare is constantly evolving, and as a managed care organization, we continue to evolve, with the changing healthcare market,” said Annette Catino, QualCare’s President and CEO. “With Chester Kaletkowski and his team, together with our other 15 partners, we are committed to changing the way healthcare is delivered in New Jersey.  By working together to create new models of care, we believe we can do more to affect the cost and quality of healthcare in New Jersey.”

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 QualCare, Inc. is New Jersey’s largest, provider-sponsored Managed Care Organization that offers self-funded PPO, HMO network, point of service (POS) network, and open access health plans; third party administration (TPA) services, provider network access, care management services, and a workers’ compensation product. Headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey, QualCare services over 800,000 members and is owned by 16 non-profit hospitals and physician-hospital organizations, with a clientele that spans health systems, unions, local governments, school boards, and other commercial employers. QualCare’s network covers over 100 acute, specialty and rehabilitation hospitals, as well as over 20,000 physicians and other ancillary providers at 33,000 locations across NJ, PA & NY.