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• Meridian Opens Abilene Pulmonary Rehabilitation Center
(Tallahassee, FL / April 20, 2008) Meridian Healthcare Group, Inc. ("Meridian") has entered into an agreement to develop and operate a pulmonary rehabilitation clinic in Abilene, Texas. Abilene is the commercial, retail, medical and transportation hub of a 19 county area known as “The Big Country” and approximately 150 miles west of Fort Worth, Texas.

The pulmonary rehabilitation clinic is being developed with Sleep Associates of Abilene, LLC, a seven man multi-specialty group. The Rehab Center is scheduled to commence operations in Q-2 2008.

“The Abilene clinic will be Meridian’s first pulmonary rehabilitation center in the state of Texas. Meridian currently provides respiratory care services at Wilbarger General Hospital in Vernon, Texas and plans to develop a network of pulmonary rehabilitation clinics in the state, said Tom R. Futch, Meridian President & CEO. Meridian has been shaping the future of respiratory care for over four decades and we are pleased to expand our services to the residents of Abilene.”

Meridian Healthcare Group, headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, is a nationally recognized leader in the field of pulmonary medicine providing services to patients in thirty-eight 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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