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Sunrise Hospital and eStudySite Launch Broad New Clinical Research Collaboration in Las Vegas

September 20, 2010 Las Vegas, Nevada -- Sunrise Hospital and eStudySite have launched a broadranging clinical research collaboration to provide patients with access to promising new drugs and treatments for a number of acute and chronic medical conditions including infections, pneumonia, influenza, hepatitis C, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and stroke. As part of the collaboration, eStudySite has opened a dedicated research medical clinic adjacent to the Sunrise Hospital, staffed by a seasoned team of medical and healthcare professionals who have expertise in screening and treating interested patients in targeted clinical research trials which have been reviewed by the Sunrise Hospital Institutional Review Board and which typically involve study designs approved by the FDA.

“I’m delighted to broaden Sunrise Hospital’s commitment to bringing cutting edge patient solutions and new product access to our patients and our medical community,” commented Sylvia Young, President and CEO of Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. “We look forward to working together with eStudySite to identify key medical areas where we would like to provide our community access to new drugs and devices in an effort to provide our patients treatment alternatives as well as resources necessary to help address their medical needs.”

“We selected Sunrise Hospital as the leading regional hospital in Nevada with an outstanding team, infrastructure, and commitment to cutting edge medical care,” stated Taylor Crouch, CEO of eStudySite. “We are particularly interested in working with Sunrise on a number of projects at the forefront of battling infectious diseases such as life-threatening, drug-resistant infections, and major chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.”

Dr. Wade Sears, Principal Investigator of the eStudySite Las Vegas office, added, “As a life-long emergency physician who has worked closely with Sunrise Hospital, MountainView Hospital, and Southern Hills Hospital, I see tremendous opportunity to provide patients with additional access to medical evaluations, important new drugs, and in many cases, financial support, as we work together to address the challenging increase in new, resistant infections and other debilitating diseases here in Las Vegas.”

About Sunrise Hospital: Now celebrating more than 50 years in the community, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center provides the most sophisticated, quality healthcare in Southern Nevada. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 14 consecutive years, Las Vegas’ largest acute care facility provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services to the community. As the healthcare leader of Southern Nevada, Sunrise Hospital offers a full range of specialized services including an Accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neurosciences Institute— the region’s first Joint Commission certified Primary Stroke Center and only comprehensive stroke center, Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized by the American College of Surgeons, a comprehensive Breast Center, a Level-II Trauma and Emergency Services Department and specialty services in women’s health, pulmonology, critical care, complex surgery and rehabilitation. The hospital also has invested in obtaining new technologies such as the da Vinci Robotic surgery system, Gamma Knife incision-less brain surgery and an exclusive Picture Archiving and Communication System designed to assist physicians in retrieving important patient data. Sharing the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s most comprehensive children’s hospital.

Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center
3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Media Contact: Ashlee Seymour

About eStudySite:

eStudySite, headquartered in San Diego, has established an outstanding reputation for conducting clinical trials at its dedicated clinics located adjacent to leading partner hospitals. In addition to its newest clinic in Las Vegas at Sunrise Hospital, eStudySite now has three successful clinics located in San Diego at Sharp Grossmont Medical Center in La Mesa, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center in Chula Vista, and Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside. All eStudySite clinics are led by Principal Investigators with emergency medicine and/or internal medicine backgrounds, and eStudySite prides itself in providing the pharmaceutical and biotech industry with outstanding patient participation, exceptional research quality, and broad therapeutic access to acute and chronic disease areas. Over the past ten years, eStudySite has been particularly recognized as a leading enroller and consultant to antibacterial and antiviral studies in areas such as skin infection, influenza (including H1N1), pneumonia, and hepatitis C. In addition, eStudySite excels at conducting both in-patient and out-patient trials, with the ability to manage a wide range of therapeutic protocols including iv and oral medications and devices.

In Las Vegas:
3196 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 207
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Principal Investigator: Wade N. Sears, MD FACEP
Site Manager: Valerie Delmar Horne, Ph.D.
(702) 410-2970

In San Diego:
6367 Alvarado Court, Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92120
CEO: Taylor J. Crouch
(619) 255-5903

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