CompCare Medical Director Dr. Jayendra Choksi Named President-Elect of the Medical Staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Comprehensive Care Corporation (“CompCare” or the “Company”) (OTCBB: CHCR) today announced that Dr. Jayendra Choksi, Medical Director of CompCare, has been elected President-Elect of the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida.

St. Joseph’s Hospital is one of the largest and most well respected hospitals in the area with approximately 700 active physicians. This is the first time in the 75 year history of St. Joseph’s Hospital that a psychiatrist has been elected as President-Elect.

Dr. Choksi previously served as Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at St. Joseph’s Hospital from 2003 to 2008; and on the St. Joseph’s Hospital’s Executive Committee from 2003 to 2008.

“We would like to congratulate Dr. Jayendra Choksi for being named President-Elect of the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Everyone at CompCare is proud to have one of our team members specially recognized by a group of his peers. Dr. Choksi has been a long-time member of our company and is held in the highest regard as CompCare’s Medical Director,” commented Clark Marcus, CompCare’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Dr. Jayendra Choksi has been the Medical Director of CompCare for more than 15 years. As the Company’s Medical Director, he is responsible for customer service, medical care management, network management and quality improvement. Additionally, Dr. Choksi is helping CompCare to implement an outreach program that aims to reduce the number of unnecessary hospital stays of patients. The initiative will not only improve the quality of life of patients, but will also help reduce overall costs.

About CompCare

Established in 1969, CompCare provides behavioral health, substance abuse and employee assistance programs for governmental agencies, managed care companies and employer groups throughout the United States. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, CompCare focuses on personalized attention, flexibility, a commitment to high-quality services and innovative approaches to behavioral health that address both the specific needs of clients and changing healthcare industry demands. For more information, please call 813-288-4808.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for statements of historical fact, the matters discussed in this press release, including but not limited to the effects of the Company’s outreach program, are forward looking and made pursuant to the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements reflect numerous assumptions and involve a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company’s control that may cause actual results to differ materially from stated expectations. These risk factors include, among others, changes in local, regional, and national economic and political conditions, the effect of governmental regulation, competitive market conditions, varying trends in member utilization, our ability to manage healthcare operating expenses, our ability to achieve expected results from new business, the profitability, if any, of our capitated contracts, increases or variations in cost of care, seasonality, the Company’s ability to obtain additional financing, and additional risk factors as discussed in the reports filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available on its website at www.sec.gov.



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