John F. Rizzo Joins Universal Health Services, Inc. As Vice President, Strategy And Business Development

Jul 08, 2015, 16:01 ET from Universal Health Services, Inc.

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that John F. Rizzo has joined UHS as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development.

Mr. Rizzo brings to UHS a strong background and track record of success in leading growth, acquisition and development efforts both in the U.S. and Internationally. During the course of his 30 year career, Mr. Rizzo has served in several key strategy, growth and corporate development roles with three NYSE-listed companies, as well as co-founding a high growth, leading healthcare physician services business.

Prior to joining UHS, Mr. Rizzo served as Senior Vice President, International for DaVita Healthcare Partners, (NYSE: DVA) focused on strategy and business development activities in the Asia-Pacific region. He led the launch and operations of DVA outside of the U.S. expanding from no presence outside the U.S. to operations in Asia and Europe.

In 2012, Mr. Rizzo co-founded U.S. Anesthesia Partners, a single specialty physician services organization.  He served as President and Chief Development Officer and a member of the Board of Directors.

John previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Development of MEDNAX, Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of physician services. Prior to MEDNAX, Inc., he was VP, Corporate Development, at AutoNation, Inc., America's largest automotive retailer.

John began his career in the south Florida practice of Arthur Andersen LLP and was a Senior Manager in the accounting and audit division for 11 years.  He earned a Master's degree in Professional Accounting and a BBA, with a major in accounting from the University of Miami.

Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's largest hospital companies, operating, through its subsidiaries, behavioral health facilities, acute care hospitals, and ambulatory centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For additional information on the Company, visit our website:

Certain statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements and are subject to various risks and uncertainties as discussed in the Company's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Company is not obligated to update these forward-looking statements even if the Company's assessment of these risks and uncertainties changes.


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