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Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces Joint Venture to Operate Chicago-Area Radiation Oncology Facility
Date:7/2/2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. announced the formation of ROSA of Northern Illinois, LLC, its fifth joint venture to provide outpatient radiation oncology services. ROSA of Northern Illinois is a joint venture between Nuclear Oncology Facilities, LLC and ASA's subsidiary, Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. ROSA of Northern Illinois will own and operate the DuPage Oncology Center in the Chicago, Illinois area, which was previously owned and operated by Nuclear Oncology Facilities.

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ROSA of Northern Illinois will offer state-of-the-art cancer treatment services, including intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) and image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), in the DuPage Oncology Center. The joint venture expects to build on Nuclear Oncology Facilities' legacy of providing high-quality cancer care to the residents of the Chicago area. Nuclear Oncology, S.C. will provide medical director services for ROSA of Northern Illinois.

Dennis Galinsky, M.D. of Nuclear Oncology, S.C., said, "We are happy to partner with Radiation Oncology Services of America and Ambulatory Services of America to operate the DuPage Cancer Center. As we selected a partner we were looking for a company that would work to support our growth in the Chicago area and help us evaluate and implement new technologies to treat cancer. I believe ROSA and ASA will be just such a partner."

Timothy Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASA, said, "We are happy to enter the Chicago marketplace with such a strong group of physician partners. Nuclear Oncology includes many of Chicago's leading radiation oncologists, and we are honored to be selected as their partners. We look forward to working with them to provide excellent care to cancer patients in and around Chicago."

Ambulatory Services of America, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, is a diversified health care services company that provides alternative site services in partnership with physicians. ASA, through its primary subsidiaries Radiation Oncology Services of America, Inc. and Renal Services of America, Inc. owns, operates and manages facilities providing radiation oncology services and dialysis services. After the acquisition, ASA will own interests in and operate 41 dialysis centers and 13 radiation oncology centers in nine states and the territory of Guam. ASA also manages three other dialysis centers.


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