Ontario, Calif., March 2, 2015 – Prime Healthcare announced today
that it has completed its acquisition of two hospitals from subsidiaries
of Community Health Systems: Dallas Regional Medical Center in Mesquite,
Texas and Riverview Regional Medical Center in Gadsden, Alabama, as well
as related outpatient services.
"Prime Healthcare looks forward to continuing extraordinary care at
both Dallas Regional and Riverview Regional," said Prem Reddy, MD,
FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services.
"We plan to support the hard work and dedication of the physicians,
nurses and employees in their mission to provide quality healthcare to
Dallas Regional Medical Center, founded in 1926, is a 202-bed acute-care
hospital serving Dallas County in Texas and the surrounding area. It has
approximately 550 employees and is one of the largest employers in Mesquite.
The facility offers a full range of services and programs, including a
da Vinci Surgical System, Heart and Vascular Center, MAKO Robotic Surgery
System, and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. It is accredited by the
Joint Commission, the nation's leading organization in setting healthcare
standards and accrediting facilities in the United States. The addition
of Dallas Regional will give Prime Healthcare a presence of five facilities
in Texas, adding to Dallas Medical Center, Harlingen Medical Center, Knapp
Medical Center and Pampa Regional Medical Center
Located in Gadsden, Alabama, Riverview Regional Medical Center is a 281-bed
acute-care hospital serving more than 350,000 residents in Etowah and
the contiguous counties. A full range of services and programs are offered,
including an Endoscopy and Bronchoscopy Lab, Heartburn Treatment Center,
Imaging Center, Sleep Lab, and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Center. Riverview
Regional Medical Center is also accredited by the Joint Commission. Riverview
Regional Medical Center was originally founded in 1926 by the Sisters
of the Missionary Servants of the Most Blessed Trinity. Riverview will
be Prime Healthcare's first facility in Alabama and will have the
support of Prime facilities in nearby states.
"We are pleased to welcome these facilities into the Prime Healthcare
family," said Luis Leon, President of Operations for Prime Healthcare.
"As Prime's numerous awards and accolades show, we will be able
to provide top-quality management expertise and clinical support to these
facilities, allowing them to thrive and continue to be valuable community
Prime Healthcare Services
Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 34 acute-care
hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in 11 states. Based in California
and one of the largest hospital systems in the
country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. It has been recognized as among the"100 Top Hospitals"
in the nation 33 times and among the "15 Top Health Systems"
three times, and is the only "10 Top Health System" west of the
Mississippi. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures" in 2014.
Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity
and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital
system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the
state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements
since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into
award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visitwww.primehealthcare.com