August 21, 2008

National Surgical Care Acquires Multi-Specialty Surgery Centers in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ardmore, Oklahoma

National Surgical Care ("NSC"), a leading outpatient provider of high-quality multi-specialty services, today announced that it has acquired two additional ambulatory surgery centers. Terms of the transactions were not disclosed.

The acquisitions involve two multi-specialty facilities: Kenwood Surgery Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Ardmore Regional Surgery Center in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Combined, the centers have six operating rooms, one procedure room, and are operated with 23 physician partners. Surgical specialties emphasized at the centers include orthopedics, ear/nose/throat, pain management, gynecology, and general surgery.

Commenting on the announcement, Sami Abbasi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "NSC is very pleased to add these two leading surgery centers to our growing network of ambulatory surgery centers. We are excited about the growth prospects of both of these facilities, and are especially delighted to have the opportunity to partner with such talented and professional physicians to address the surgical needs of the communities we serve."

Commenting on the partnership with NSC, Dr. Glenn Rheinhart of Kenwood Surgery Center said, "The physicians are looking forward to partnering with NSC's highly regarded management team. NSC's experience and proven skills in managing outpatient surgery centers will enable us to continue providing outstanding patient care in an excellent facility. We are very confident that NSC's expertise and substantial resources will also help us meet the challenges of the ever-changing healthcare business environment."

Dr. J. Troop with Ardmore Regional Surgery Center added, "Our physician owners are excited about NSC's management team bringing to our center their expertise in managed care contracting and physician recruitment."

National Surgical Care operates a network of surgery centers across the country and seeks to provide the best possible service to its physician partners and their patients. The company is dedicated to clinical excellence in outpatient surgery and adds value to its surgical facilities by providing superior operations management. NSC is actively seeking additional physician-owned surgery centers to join its growing network.

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