Saint Clare's Health System Awards Contract to AT&T Inc.

Denville, New Jersey, March 27, 2006

Saint Clare's Health System has selected AT&T Inc. to provide voice networking services for its four hospitals in northwestern New Jersey and six other facilities in Morris and Sussex counties. Serving the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, Saint Clare's is the region's premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.

The two-year contract with AT&T will help Saint Clare's reduce the cost of telephone services for both the organization and its patients. AT&T replaces Verizon Communications Inc. as the primary provider of Saint Clare's voice services. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

"Saint Clare's is dedicated to providing the best care — not only physically, but mentally and spiritually as well," said Tero Caamano, director of information technology of Saint Clare's Health System. "With AT&T, we're able to connect patients with their loved ones through reliable telephone services at affordable rates. AT&T's solution also enables us to focus on our mission to help the less fortunate in our community."

A faith-based organization, Saint Clare's is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of its community by providing high quality, compassionate care to those in need. The organization offers dedicated services for the vulnerable and poor. It also emphasizes an attitude of stewardship, using resources responsibly and efficiently to provide services to its customers.

About Saint Clare's Health System
Saint Clare's Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region's premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services. Saint Clare's operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.

About the New AT&T
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