DCH Health System Selects Santa Rosa for MEDITECH Implementation Services

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Santa Rosa Consulting, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare management consulting and information technology services, and a certified MEDITECH READY partner, announced today that it has been selected to lead the MEDITECH Expanse implementation at DCH Health System, a public, not-for-profit hospital in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

“We are extremely excited to have been selected by DCH Health System as their partner of choice to support this mission-critical initiative,” said Mike Ragan, president of Santa Rosa Consulting. “We are fully committed to DCH Health System, the success of this project and in assuring the optimized value of the MEDITECH Expanse solution is realized.”

DCH Health System selected Santa Rosa as its implementation partner due to the firm’s long history of 100% success in more than 75 full-scale MEDITECH implementations. This proven track record is coupled with a comprehensive portfolio of high-value services, such as test automation, analytics migration, customized training/eLearning (powered by Sedona Solutions), and world-class E2E Activation Services® for physicians and nurses.

“The transition to MEDITECH Expanse is a significant undertaking for our organization. We wanted a partner that was able to not only effectively manage our project, but someone who could also guide us as we make strategic decisions along the way,” said Nina Dusang, CFO at DCH. “Santa Rosa not only offers tremendous MEDITECH experience and expertise, but we felt a strong cultural alignment between our organizations that we believed would enable a successful collaboration.”

As part of this partnership, Santa Rosa will oversee all areas of the implementation from kickoff through go-live services. Santa Rosa’s full-service approach will cover the vital aspects of an EHR transition, including, but not limited to:

  • Integrated Program Charter with defined Objectives
  • Project Management Oversight (Training and Toolset)
  • Governance & Program Communication
  • Workflow & Process Improvement
  • Test Automation and Execution Oversight
  • Quality Assurance and Project Audit
  • Revenue Integrity
  • Go-Live Planning and Execution
  • Transition Management Program

Santa Rosa is the recognized leader as an early adopter of the MEDITECH READY implementation program and has provided MEDITECH services to hospitals and health systems for more than 30 years.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity work with DCH Health Systems on this MEDITECH implementation project,” said Mark Scruggs, executive vice president at Santa Rosa Consulting. “Through this partnership, we aim to help the hospital achieve not only its clinical and financial goals, but to ultimately deliver advanced patient satisfaction through a higher quality of patient care.”



Santa Rosa Consulting provides management advisory services and technical consulting across the spectrum of vendor and IT products and systems. We empower better healthcare by designing, creating, staffing and sustaining IT solutions that deliver quantified value. Founded in 2008, Santa Rosa Consulting is managed by industry veterans with an average of 20 years of healthcare information technology experience. Santa Rosa is recognized for delivering world-class services and solutions and has received Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare award multiple years in a row. For more information, contact us online or call (866) 944-4772.



DCH Health System provides high-quality, compassionate, community-based health services to the communities we serve through our employees, physicians and volunteers in a financially responsible manner. Under local ownership and leadership for more than 90 years, the DCH Health System has continually evolved to offer advanced caring to West Alabama. Today, the DCH Health System includes DCH Regional Medical CenterNorthport Medical Center and Fayette Medical Center. For more information, visit dchsystem.com.

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