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SHASTA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER AWARDED ACCREDITATION FROM JOINT COMMISSION

Redding, CA – August 3, 2005 – By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization’s national standards for health care quality and safety, Shasta Regional Medical Center has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™. This is the first accreditation for the new hospital owned by Hospital Partners of America.

“We sought accreditation for our organization and voluntarily participated in this vigorous and intense process because we want to demonstrate our commitment to patient’s safety and quality care,” says Tom Salerno, CEO. “We view obtaining Joint Commission accreditation as another step toward achieving excellence.”

The Join Commission’s new accreditation process focuses on systems critical to the safety and the quality of care, treatment, and services for patients. This more intense process includes nine inspectors over a three day period following patients through the hospital system observing care provided by staff and physicians while delivering care.

Shasta Regional Medical Center received the highest accreditation possible, the Gold Award Accreditation. The award of accreditation is for a three year period. There are five possible ratings – Accreditation, Provisional Accreditation, Conditional Accreditation, Preliminary Denial and Denial.

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 16,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 8,000 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.

"Above all, the national standards are intended to stimulate continuous, systematic and organization-wide improvement in an organization's performance and the outcomes of care," says Kurt Patton, executive director, Hospital Accreditation Program, Joint Commission. "The community should be proud that Shasta Regional Medical Center is focusing on the most challenging goal -- to continuously raise quality and safety to higher levels."

About Shasta Regional Medical Center
Shasta Regional Medical Center is located in Redding California and is licensed for 246-beds and has become a regional medical center serving far Northern California. SRMC has approximately 350 physicians dedicating their practice to treating specific conditions or diseases. The hospital offers a diverse range of services from emergency medicine, critical care, general/specialty surgery, oncology, cardiovascular, neurosciences to orthopedic care designed to meet the needs of the area. The mission of the hospital is to pursue health care excellence in partnership with those we serve. Shasta Regional Medical Center is the only 3-Star Rated hospital in Shasta County by the California Hospital Expertise Survey. Shasta Regional medical center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

If you have any questions or need more information please Lynnann Salisbury, Public Relations and Marketing Specialist for Shasta Regional Medical Center 530.244.8356.