VANCOUVER, Wash.–May 2, 2012— Columbia Ultimate, a leader in technology and integrated solutions for the collection industry, announced today that HealthWare has joined the Columbia Ultimate family of companies to help further expand the company’s offerings of products and services in healthcare collections. Along with the addition of HealthWare’s specialized staff, Columbia Ultimate will also welcome their new clients.
“In recognizing the evolving and specialized needs of medical account follow-up, adding a team of experts in that field with tailored solutions became an important goal,” said Columbia Ultimate President and CEO R. Fred Houston.
“Having HealthWare become part of our team speaks to our unique commitment to that industry. They have been a great partner to us over the years and we’re very pleased to welcome new clients, new team members and to be able to offer excellent solutions in the field of healthcare collections,” said Houston.
The strategic partnership between HealthWare and Columbia Ultimate grew over several years, opening up the possibility of jointly serving clients with improved products and services. “Joining the Columbia Ultimate family of companies was the next logical step to allow us to continue to grow together and reach a greater number of healthcare industry clients,” said HealthWare President Wade Treasure.
About the Columbia Ultimate Family of Companies
Established in 1979 and headquartered in Vancouver, Wash., Columbia Ultimate is a privately held corporation servicing healthcare, collections agencies, debt buyers, banking and finance, retail and government sectors.
The Columbia Ultimate family of companies includes Columbia Ultimate, RevQ, HealthWare Inc. and The Intelitech Group. RevQ provides industry leading software solutions and consulting services to improve collections in the government sector. The Intelitech Group is a business management and debt recovery consulting company that provides technology solutions designed to enhance profitability. HealthWare Inc. provides collections solutions to the healthcare industry.
More information is available at www.columbiaultimate.com