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 200 beds." 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. Boyd Gentry Senior Vice President and Treasurer 678-443-6872
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