Meridian Holdings, Inc. Names Wesley G. Bradford, MD, VP Business Development and Medical Director of Capnet IPA Network

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from Meridian Holdings, Inc.

    LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Anthony C.
 Dike, MD, Chairman and CEO of Meridian Holdings, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   MEHO), announced today that the company has named Wesley
 G. Bradford, MD, a member of the clinical faculty in family medicine at harbor
 UCLA Medical Center, as vice president for business development of Meridian
 Holdings, Inc. and medical director of Capnet IPA Network.
     Bradford, who obtained an MD from New York University School of Medicine
 in 1974, has been a member of the UCLA clinical faculty since 1982.  In 1998,
 he served on a Rotarian polio-corrective surgery team for 102 crippled
 children in Uganda.  A consultant on a number of medical and health management
 issues, he assisted in the development of the California electronic death
 registration system and primary care case management for the MediCal program.
 At UCLA, he co-authored a pharmaceutical proposal that saved Harbor-UCLA
 approximately $1 million annually.
     Active in professional and community organizations, Wesley has served on
 the board of directors for legislative affairs with the California Academy of
 Family Physicians.  He is a Fellow of the Academy since 1980 and served as the
 organization's president in 1988.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of
 Family Practice, a certification he has held since 1977.  Wesley received an
 MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (Los
 Angeles), an MBA from Cal State University Long Beach and a Masters of Public
 Health from UCLA.
     "Throughout his career, Dr. Wesley has specialized in improving diagnosis
 and providing innovative business solutions to health care systems management
 through high technology.  His outstanding reputation and his international
 network of health care professionals and decision-makers will be a tremendous
 asset to Meridian and Capnet as we expand our market presence," said Dike.
 
     About Meridian Holdings, Inc. and Capnet IPA
     Meridian Holdings, Inc. is an acquisition-oriented business enterprise
 focused on building, operating and managing a portfolio of business-to-
 business companies.  Meridian seeks to acquire majority or controlling
 interests in companies engaged in e-commerce, e-communication, and e-business
 services, which will allow the holding company to actively participate in
 management, operations and finances.  Meridian's network of affiliated
 companies is designed to encourage maximum leverage of information technology,
 operational excellence, industry expertise and synergistic business
 opportunity.  Meridian is committed to building shareholder value by
 positioning affiliated companies as independent business entities in which
 Meridian shareholders enjoy equity participation.  Internet-based information
 and management services company specifically focused on providing information
 exchange and management content related to health care, high technology and
 humanity.  Learn more about the company and its subsidiaries by visiting
 Meridian's web site at www.meho.com, and visit the Capnet site at
 www.capnet.com.
 
     NOTE: Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
 Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are
 made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any amendments thereto.  Material that is
 forward-looking may contain statements about expected future events and/or
 financial results that are forward-looking in nature.  Editors and investors
 are cautioned that such forward-looking statements invoke risk and
 uncertainties that may cause the company's results to differ from such
 forward-looking statements.  These include, but are not limited to, economic,
 competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in the
 statements and/or in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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    LOS ANGELES, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Anthony C.
 Dike, MD, Chairman and CEO of Meridian Holdings, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   MEHO), announced today that the company has named Wesley
 G. Bradford, MD, a member of the clinical faculty in family medicine at harbor
 UCLA Medical Center, as vice president for business development of Meridian
 Holdings, Inc. and medical director of Capnet IPA Network.
     Bradford, who obtained an MD from New York University School of Medicine
 in 1974, has been a member of the UCLA clinical faculty since 1982.  In 1998,
 he served on a Rotarian polio-corrective surgery team for 102 crippled
 children in Uganda.  A consultant on a number of medical and health management
 issues, he assisted in the development of the California electronic death
 registration system and primary care case management for the MediCal program.
 At UCLA, he co-authored a pharmaceutical proposal that saved Harbor-UCLA
 approximately $1 million annually.
     Active in professional and community organizations, Wesley has served on
 the board of directors for legislative affairs with the California Academy of
 Family Physicians.  He is a Fellow of the Academy since 1980 and served as the
 organization's president in 1988.  He is a Diplomat of the American Board of
 Family Practice, a certification he has held since 1977.  Wesley received an
 MS in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California (Los
 Angeles), an MBA from Cal State University Long Beach and a Masters of Public
 Health from UCLA.
     "Throughout his career, Dr. Wesley has specialized in improving diagnosis
 and providing innovative business solutions to health care systems management
 through high technology.  His outstanding reputation and his international
 network of health care professionals and decision-makers will be a tremendous
 asset to Meridian and Capnet as we expand our market presence," said Dike.
 
     About Meridian Holdings, Inc. and Capnet IPA
     Meridian Holdings, Inc. is an acquisition-oriented business enterprise
 focused on building, operating and managing a portfolio of business-to-
 business companies.  Meridian seeks to acquire majority or controlling
 interests in companies engaged in e-commerce, e-communication, and e-business
 services, which will allow the holding company to actively participate in
 management, operations and finances.  Meridian's network of affiliated
 companies is designed to encourage maximum leverage of information technology,
 operational excellence, industry expertise and synergistic business
 opportunity.  Meridian is committed to building shareholder value by
 positioning affiliated companies as independent business entities in which
 Meridian shareholders enjoy equity participation.  Internet-based information
 and management services company specifically focused on providing information
 exchange and management content related to health care, high technology and
 humanity.  Learn more about the company and its subsidiaries by visiting
 Meridian's web site at www.meho.com, and visit the Capnet site at
 www.capnet.com.
 
     NOTE: Statements in this news release that are not purely historical are
 forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities
 Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and are
 made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and any amendments thereto.  Material that is
 forward-looking may contain statements about expected future events and/or
 financial results that are forward-looking in nature.  Editors and investors
 are cautioned that such forward-looking statements invoke risk and
 uncertainties that may cause the company's results to differ from such
 forward-looking statements.  These include, but are not limited to, economic,
 competitive, governmental, technological and other factors discussed in the
 statements and/or in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
 Commission.
 
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