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Prime Healthcare Foundation Completes Acquisition of Mercy Suburban Hospital

February 1, 2016

(East Norriton, PA, -- February 1, 2016) – Prime Healthcare Foundation and Mercy Suburban Hospital announced today that Prime Healthcare Foundation has completed its acquisition of Mercy Suburban Hospital in East Norriton, PA. The hospital, purchased from Mercy Health System, will retain its not-for-profit status as a member of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, an affiliate of Prime Healthcare Services. As a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, the 153-bed hospital will no longer be a Catholic hospital and the name of the hospital has changed to Suburban Community Hospital.

The Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to improving access to healthcare and increasing educational opportunities in healthcare, has donated millions of dollars to support free community clinics, nonprofit organizations, scholarships and academic programs in healthcare.

With this acquisition, Prime Healthcare committed to invest $40 million in capital improvements at Suburban Community Hospital over the next five years. Prime Healthcare also agreed to adopt a charity care policy that is no less favorable than the current charity care policy in effect. In addition to Suburban Community Hospital, the acquisition includes the related physician practices and ambulatory sites including Suburban Health Center at Plymouth Meeting Mall.

“Prime Healthcare looks forward to working with the physicians, nurses and employees at Suburban Community Hospital to ensure the best care for the patients they serve,” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare. “We believe that every community deserves exceptional healthcare close to home. Prime hospitals are consistently ranked among the best hospitals in the nation, and we have no doubt that Suburban Community Hospital will continue that legacy.”

Prime Healthcare named Peter Adamo as CEO of Suburban Community Hospital, effective immediately. Adamo is currently serving as CEO of Roxborough Memorial Hospital, another Prime Healthcare hospital in nearby Philadelphia, and will continue to lead both facilities. Adamo brings extensive leadership experience to his roles, having served as a hospital and regional CEO with several organizations over the past 17 years. Adamo has expertise in operational improvement work and has led several Prime Healthcare hospitals through acquisitions and transitions. “Peter and his team will enhance the hospital’s ability to provide high quality, compassionate health care to the community and we are confident that the hospital will be positioned to serve patients well into the future,” said Prime Healthcare Division II CEO Jim Summersett.

“I am very encouraged by the history of quality of care that has been provided at the hospital and the level of commitment of its employees and medical staff," said Adamo. “With Prime’s support and willingness to invest in the hospital, we look forward to continuing the hospital's long history of caring for the community.”

As Mercy Suburban Hospital, the facility has a history of high quality care, including recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has received numerous achievements for heart and stroke care. Suburban Community Hospital will serve patients through its 30-treatment room Emergency Department and its key services include bariatrics, cancer care, and cardiac rehabilitation. The hospital will also have a residency program responsible for educating many of the physicians who practice in Montgomery County.

“Patients are our priority. Our mission at Prime Healthcare is to save and improve hospitals so they can deliver compassionate, quality healthcare to all,” said Luis Leon, President of Operations, Division II for Prime Healthcare. “This community deserves a top quality hospital, and we look forward to delivering on our promise of providing quality care and clinical excellence to all patients.”

With the addition of Suburban Community Hospital, Prime Healthcare includes 42 hospitals in 14 states with nearly 42,000 employees and physicians. Eleven of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c) 3 public charity. Prime Healthcare hospitals are regularly recognized for high quality care and the health system is one of the fastest growing hospital systems in the United States.

Both parties are working collaboratively to obtain final regulatory approvals.

About Suburban Community Hospital: Suburban Community Hospital is a 153-bed community hospital recognized as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission. The hospital is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and serves the community through its 30-bed Emergency Department. Key services include bariatrics, cancer care, cardiac rehabilitation and a residency program. For more information, visit www.suburbanhosp.org.

About Prime Healthcare Foundation and Prime Healthcare Services: Prime Healthcare Foundation, headquartered in Ontario, California, is a 501(c)3 public charity with $700 million in assets all donated by Dr. Prem Reddy and his family. The mission of the Prime Healthcare Foundation is to provide quality, compassionate healthcare for all, and serve communities through various charitable and educational initiatives. Prime Healthcare Foundation’s for-profit affiliate is Prime Healthcare Services, an award-winning national hospital system with 42 acute-care hospitals providing nearly 42,000 jobs in 14 states. Eleven of the hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation. Prime Healthcare and its hospitals have been featured prominently among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 33 times and among the “15 Top Health Systems” three times. Prime Healthcare hospitals are recognized as “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission and Prime Healthcare

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