SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Skylight Healthcare Systems(r), the leading provider of interactive patient care systems, announced today that it has added three hospitals from the Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health System to its rapidly growing family of clients. The new contract calls for installation and deployment of Skylight ACCESS(r) for three hospitals serving patients throughout western and central Wisconsin. The three Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health Hospitals that will launch Skylight ACCESS include:

 -- Luther Midelfort Northland
 -- Luther Midelfort Chippewa Valley
 -- Luther Midelfort Oakridge

Since the launch of Skylight ACCESS in summer 2007, Luther Midelfort Hospital has made Skylight's ACCESS Interactive Patient System a key part of its hospital-wide efforts to enhance patient satisfaction by improving their interactive patient care offerings. Survey results have demonstrated that by providing patient-centered, interactive resources, Luther Midelfort can achieve better preparation for HCAHPS, act upon real-time feedback to help improve service recovery and clinical workflow, and significantly improve overall patient satisfaction.

Based on the documented success in patient and staff satisfaction at their main Luther Hospital campus in Eau Claire, Luther Midelfort selected Skylight to provide their rapidly growing patient-base the best in-room health information, patient education, and interactive care services. By adding Skylight ACCESS within their regional facilities, Luther Midelfort is providing a consistent level of high quality interactive services to drive ongoing improvements in patient satisfaction.

Serving Eau Claire and the surrounding communities since 1905, Luther Hospitals, through its partnership with Mayo Clinic, now provide a broad range of medical specialties, ranging from comprehensive cardiac and trauma care to a family-oriented maternity program with an intensive care nursery. The three Luther Midelfort-Mayo Health Hospitals join the rapidly growing list of Skylight ACCESS customers who have demonstrated improved patient satisfaction and outcomes, while enhancing the entire patient care continuum for healthcare professionals, patients, and their families.

"We embrace Luther Midelfort's dedication to community involvement and share their commitment to providing the optimal in-room patient experience with the highest quality healthcare services available. With their 100-year tradition of excellence in patient care, we are very pleased to have again been selected by Luther Midelfort to provide their interactive patient care system," said David Schofield, President and CEO of Skylight. "By providing a continuum of care for patients, their families, and clinical professionals, we support their efforts to ensure access for patients to all aspects of healthcare delivery, improve efficiencies and assure additional resources to meet the ever-expanding medical needs of the Chippewa Valley region."

About Skylight Healthcare Systems

Skylight(r) Healthcare Systems is the industry pioneer in interactive patient care technology. With patient communication as the cornerstone of a safe, comfortable and clinically optimal hospital experience, the Skylight ACCESS(r) Interactive Patient System encourages patient and family to actively participate in their healthcare, improves communication between staff and patient/family members, and can provide a smoother and faster recovery and discharge plan. Skylight's vision is to provide hospitals with a robust tool which will allow them to greatly enhance interactive communication along the entire patient care continuum. In nearly 10,000 installed locations, leading hospital administrators have confidently selected Skylight Healthcare Systems as the proven choice for their interactive patient care technology. Skylight Healthcare Systems is headquartered in San Diego, California. For more information about Skylight Healthcare Systems, please visit:

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