ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mariner Health Care, Inc.
("Mariner") (OTC Bulletin Board: MHCA) today announced that its Cornerstone
Healthcare Group ("Cornerstone") opened a 32-bed, long-term acute care
("LTAC") hospital in Houston, Texas. This new Houston facility is located
within the Bellaire Medical Center and will provide specialized services for
medically complex patients typically requiring longer lengths of stay.
"We are excited about expanding in the Houston market," said Cornerstone
Healthcare Group President Michael Cress. "We look forward to working with
Bellaire Medical Center and the healthcare community to provide the most
appropriate level of services for our patients. With the addition of
Cornerstone - Bellaire, we now operate three Houston area LTACs with more than
Steve Seltzer, Chief Executive Officer of Bellaire Medical Center stated,
"The addition of Cornerstone Healthcare Group's long term acute care hospital
within Bellaire Medical Center will broaden our ability to better meet the
needs of the communities we serve. Our employees and Medical Staff join me in
welcoming Cornerstone Healthcare Group to Bellaire Medical Center."
About Cornerstone Healthcare Group
Cornerstone, a division of Mariner Healthcare, through its subsidiaries
and affiliates, is a growing operator of long-term acute care hospitals.
Additional Cornerstone information is available
at http://www.cornerstonehealthcaregroup.com .
About Mariner Health Care
Mariner, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the largest long-
term care operators in the United States. Mariner, through its subsidiaries
and affiliates, operate over 250 skilled nursing, assisted living and long-
term acute care hospital facilities representing in excess of 31,000 beds
across the country. Additional company information is available
at http://www.marinerhealthcare.com .
Contact: Mariner Health Care, Inc.
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SOURCE Mariner Health Care, Inc.