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Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Dialysis Operations in St. Louis, Missouri
Date:7/2/2008

NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambulatory Services of America, Inc. announced the acquisition of three dialysis centers in the St. Louis, Missouri area from Affiliated Hospitals Dialysis Center. Affiliated Hospitals Dialysis Center is a joint venture between St. Luke's Episcopal-Presbyterian Hospitals and St. John's Mercy Health System. Prior to the acquisition, the program provided services to more than 300 patients through the three outpatient dialysis centers and a home dialysis program.

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Ambulatory Services of America's dialysis subsidiary, Renal Services of America, will operate the acquired program and will offer state-of-the-art hemodialysis treatment services in the St. Louis centers. Paul Mennes, M.D. will serve as regional medical director for RSA's dialysis operations in St. Louis, and Drs. Annibal Melo, Thomas Pohlman, Robert Cuddihee, Mark Ravenscraft and Robyn Jacobs will serve as medical directors of the acquired facilities and home program.

Dr. Mennes said, "We are glad to join forces with a vibrant and growing company as we work to provide the best care to a growing number of dialysis patients in St. Louis. We thank St. Luke's Episcopal-Presbyterian Hospitals and St. John's Mercy Health System for working with us over the last years to build a dialysis program that provides high quality care to our patients, as we look forward to building on that legacy with Ambulatory Services of America and Renal Services of America."

Timothy Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of ASA, said, "We are pleased to welcome the physicians, patients and staff members to the ASA team. We believe Affiliated Hospitals Dialysis Center and its hospital partners built a solid program in St. Louis, and we look forward to working to build on their legacy to provide high quality services to dialysis patients in the St. Louis area."

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 44 dialysis centers and 13 radiation oncology centers in ten states and the territory of Guam. ASA also manages three other dialysis centers.


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