KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., April 16, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Universal Health
Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) announced today that former United States Senator
Rick Santorum has been appointed a director by the Company's board of
directors. He becomes the ninth member of the board of directors.
"Rick Santorum has a long record of accomplishment and leadership and will
provide valuable advice to the board," said Alan B. Miller, president, CEO and
chairman of the board of UHS.
Rick Santorum served as United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995
to 2007. He served on the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Rules
Committee; the Joint Economic Committee; the Senate Agricultural Committee;
the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee; the Special Committee
on Aging; and the Senate Finance Committee. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Santorum
served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, where he directed the
communications operations of Senate Republicans and was the third-ranking
member of the Republican leadership.
Mr. Santorum was born in Winchester, Virginia and was raised in Butler
County, Pa. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The
Pennsylvania State University in 1980, and a Master of Business Administration
degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1981. In 1986, he received a
degree in law from the Dickinson School of Law in Carlisle, Pa.
In addition to serving on Universal Health Services, Inc.'s board of
directors, Mr. Santorum serves as a Senior Fellow with The Ethics and Public
Policy Center in Washington, D.C.; is a consultant with the national law firm
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC; and is a contributor on the Fox News
Universal Health Services, Inc. is one of the nation's leading hospital
companies, operating acute care and behavioral health hospitals and ambulatory
centers nationwide and in Puerto Rico. For additional information on the
Company, visit our web site: http://www.uhsinc.com.
SOURCE Universal Health Services, Inc.
Steve Filton, Chief Financial Officer of Universal Health Services, Inc.,