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• Meridian Opens Toms River RespAcute™ Center
(Tallahassee, FL / October 26, 2008) Meridian Healthcare Group, Inc. ("Meridian") has entered into an agreement with Green Acres Manor to develop and operate a RESPACUTE™ sub-acute ventilator program in Toms River, New Jersey. Green Acres Manor is a 185 bed skilled nursing facility and accredited by the Joint Commission.

"The Toms River RESPACUTE ™ center will join Meridian’s network of New Jersey facilities that include sites in Englewood, South Plainfield, Summit, Newton, Lawrenceville, Iselin, and Toms River. Meridian’s RESPACUTE™ program is an innovative approach in the care of patients that require long-term mechanical ventilation. Meridian has been shaping the future of respiratory care for over four decades and we are pleased to have the opportunity to develop a RESPACUTE ™ center in Toms River, said Tom R. Futch, Meridian President & CEO.”

Meridian Healthcare Group, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pulmonary medicine providing services to patients in forty states.

As one of the largest providers of contract therapy and disease state management in the United States, Meridian has built a national network of clinical programs in hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, homecare centers, polysomnography laboratories and respiratory pharmacies.

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