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ePlus and Garrett Regional Medical Center Create Hospital without Walls

HERNDON, VA – January 4, 2017 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that it designed and deployed a full technology infrastructure upgrade for Garrett Regional Medical Center.

ePlus helped Garrett Regional Medical Center to achieve its goal of building a hospital without walls.  The solution included:

  • Desktop and server virtualization
  • Storage area network
  • Wireless and telemedicine infrastructure
  • Disaster recovery

View the video that features Garrett’s CIO discussing the full engagement

“We’re delighted to put our healthcare expertise to work at Garrett Regional Medical Center to help elevate patient care,” said George Pashardis, VP leading healthcare at ePlus.  “The complete technology refresh allows Garrett to streamline applications and clinician access, perform bedside medication verification, improve the patient/caregiver/visitor experience with wireless access, enable specialists and affiliate partners like WVU Medicine to collaborate seamlessly on patient cases, and build a scalable data repository with disaster recovery to ensure continuity of care.”

“We’re very pleased with the projects ePlus has completed for us.  We know that as our services expand, we have a trusted partner who will enable us to grow in the future with all of our technology needs,” said Steven Peterson, CIO and VP of Operations of Garrett Regional Medical Center.  “ePlus treats each and every one of our projects, large or small, with the same dedication and a personal touch.”

More information about healthcare solutions from ePlus can be found at www.eplus.com/healthcare.

About Garrett Regional Medical Center

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) is a 55-bed, not-for-profit, acute care facility with a long history of serving the health care needs of Garrett County, Maryland and the surrounding communities in West Virginia.  It includes a 4-bed Intensive Care Unit, a 10-bed Subacute Rehabilitation Unit, a 9-bed Family Centered Maternity Suite, and a 15-bed Outpatient Surgical Unit with a 4-bed Surgical Suite. The Hospital's laboratory, radiology, and respiratory departments are full service ancillary units equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The Hospital's Emergency Services Department, which sees about 21,000 patients annually, is fully staffed and open 24 hours a day.  One of the largest employers in Garrett County, GRMC is supported by a staff of more than 400 professional, highly-skilled employees. The Hospital's medical staff is primarily comprised of a qualified team of family care physicians who combine their expertise with that of specialists in the field of obstetrics, dermatology, general surgery, gynecology, ophthalmology, orthopedic surgery, pathology, podiatry, and radiology.  The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center provides services that help individuals with chronic cardiovascular disease to live well and reduce the risk of future cardiac events, and help individuals with chronic lung disease to live well and manage symptoms.  GRMC is a clinical affiliate of WVU Medicine, which provides GRMC with Oncology, Telemedicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Heart, and Vascular services.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is an engineering-centric technology solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,000 associates serving a diverse set of customers nationally, and in Europe.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.  Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlus.   ePlus. Where Technology Means More®.

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Kley Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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