IASIS Healthcare Finalizes Acquisition of St. Joseph Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IASIS Healthcare® LLC (“IASIS”) today announced the completion of its acquisition of a 79% ownership interest in St. Joseph Medical Center (“St. Joseph”), a 792 licensed bed facility in downtown Houston, Texas. The transaction was based upon an enterprise value of $165 million and is subject to final purchase price adjustments. Physician investors own the balance of the hospital’s equity.

St. Joseph provides a full range of general, acute care medical and surgical inpatient and outpatient services including cardiology and cardiovascular surgery, cancer, intensive/critical care, emergency, neurosurgery, imaging, orthopedics, neonatal intensive care and a full-service women’s program, as well as sub-acute services such as psychiatric and rehabilitation units.

“We are pleased and privileged to welcome St. Joseph into our growing family of hospitals,” said IASIS Healthcare President and Chief Executive Officer Carl Whitmer. “St. Joseph’s long and celebrated history of providing compassionate, high-quality care combined with its highly skilled medical staff, well-established residency program and numerous teaching opportunities have served the residents of southeast Texas with distinction for nearly 125 years. Together with our physician partners, we look forward to using our proven operational strategies, advanced clinical information systems, comprehensive quality infrastructure and access to capital to build upon these honored traditions for many more years to come.”

The addition of St. Joseph expands IASIS’ Texas presence to five hospitals and 1,935 licensed beds. IASIS also owns and operates Odessa Regional Medical Center in Odessa, The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur, Southwest General Hospital in San Antonio and Wadley Regional Medical Center in Texarkana.

About IASIS Healthcare

IASIS, located in Franklin, Tennessee, is a leading owner and operator of medium-sized acute care hospitals in high-growth urban and suburban markets. The Company operates its hospitals with a strong community focus by offering and developing healthcare services targeted to the needs of the markets it serves, promoting strong relationships with physicians and working with local managed care plans. IASIS owns or leases 18 acute care hospital facilities and one behavioral health hospital facility with a total of 4,362 licensed beds and has total annual net revenue of approximately $2.8 billion. These hospital facilities are located in seven regions: Salt Lake City, Utah; Phoenix, Arizona; Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida; five cities in Texas, including Houston and San Antonio; Las Vegas, Nevada; West Monroe, Louisiana; and Woodland Park, Colorado. IASIS also owns and operates a Medicaid and Medicare managed health plan in Phoenix that serves more than 197,000 members. For more information on IASIS, please visit the Company’s web site at www.iasishealthcare.com.

About St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center is staffed by over 600 board certified physicians and more than 1,500 medical professionals and staff. The general, acute care hospital facility covers eight city blocks and is conveniently located downtown, with easy access to U.S. Highway 59 and Interstate 45. For more information, visit: www.sjmctx.com.

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IASIS Healthcare LLC
Investor Contact:
W. Carl Whitmer, 615-844-2747
President and Chief Executive Officer
John M. Doyle, 615-844-2747
Chief Financial Officer
Media Contact:
Michele M. Peden, 615-467-1255
VP, Corporate Communications

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