KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Universal Health
Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), one of the nation's leading hospital management
companies, announced today that Kevin J. Gross will join UHS as Senior Vice
President and President of the Acute Care Division. Mr. Gross will be
responsible for Acute Care hospital operations.
Mr. Gross is the former President of Ardent Health Services, Oklahoma
Division, where he managed a nine-hospital system. He also served as President
and CEO for the United Regional Health Care System, and he was President of
the Midwest Division of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. From 1988 until
1994, Mr. Gross held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of
Northwest Texas Healthcare System in Amarillo, which is now owned by UHS.
"We are very pleased to welcome Kevin to UHS as part of our senior
management team," said Alan B. Miller, Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer of UHS. "His 23 years of executive experience in acute
care, long-term and outpatient service, along with his record of success in
clinical and financial areas are exactly what we were looking for. We are
confident that Kevin will be a major contributor to the continued growth and
success of our Acute Care hospitals."
Mr. Gross holds a Master's Degree in Healthcare Administration from The
Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Science
degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University.
Universal Health Services, Inc., headquartered in King of Prussia,
Pennsylvania, operates acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and
ambulatory centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico. UHS acts as advisor to
Universal Health Realty Income Trust (NYSE: UHT), a real estate investment
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