USMD Holdings Expands Executive Management Team

USMD Holdings Expands Executive Management Team

Rudin Named President and COO, Kennedy to Lead Business Development

IRVING, Texas, Dec. 12, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Building upon the successful
transition to a publicly-traded, innovative, integrated health system, USMD
Holdings today announced a new management structure designed to support the
company's long-term growth. Gary L. Rudin has been named president and chief
operating officer and will oversee the areas of physician practice management,
outpatient services, hospital division, human resources, communications and
marketing, information technology, and strategic planning. In addition, Karen
Kennedy will assume the newly established role of chief development officer
and focus on identifying and pursuing avenues of growth, including physician
recruitment and practice acquisition. Effective immediately, both members of
the company's management team will begin to transition into their new roles.

Gary Rudin, an independent consultant providing strategy, customer
relationship, and leadership and executive development services, has served as
a director of USMD Holdings since February 2012.Mr. Rudin worked for thirty
years at Electronic Data Systems ("EDS") where he rose through the ranks from
the first part-time employee to Corporate Senior Vice President. During his
career at EDS, Rudin managed the company's healthcare, government, and energy
industry service lines, as well as the geographic areas of Canada, Mexico, and
Latin America, and served on the company's Global Operations Council. He
later served as Chief Information Officer for EDS. Rudin has served as a
director for many non-profit and for-profit governing boards and currently
serves on the board of Sentinel Data Solutions. He has a BA in math and
physics from Drake University, as well as an MBA from Drake.

"As a director, Gary's experience and leadership has been instrumental in
ensuring the successful integration of the USMD family of businesses, and in
putting in place our senior management team and structure. In Gary's role as
COO, he will be responsible for delivering results on a day-to-day basis and
ensuring solid, effective organizational operations and execution. His
extensive executive experience in leading large-scale service organizations,
marketplace and competitive strategy, and talent management make him a superb
choice to lead the accountable care organization we're building at USMD. We
are delighted Gary has accepted this position" said John House, M.D., chairman
and chief executive officer of USMD Holdings. "Mr. Rudin will continue to
serve as a member of the Board of USMD Holdings."

Karen Kennedy previously served as executive vice president and chief
operating officer for USMD Holdings. She will retain her position of
executive vice president and will now serve as chief development officer,
where she will focus on practice acquisition, physician recruitment, managed
care contract negotiations, and developing the company's existing service
lines and establishing new service lines. Before joining USMD Holdings,
Kennedy was the CEO of Impel Management Services and the chief administrative
officer for The Medical Clinic of North Texas ("MCNT"). Prior to her tenure
at Impel Management Services and MCNT, Kennedy was a senior executive at the
Gallatin Medical Foundation/InterHealth Corporation and was vice president for
development at the Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital. She has a BA in
Psychology from UCLA and a master's degree in public health (MPH) from the
UCLA School of Public Health. Very active in her community, she is a member
of the International Board of Visitors, The Neeley School of Business at Texas
Christian University in Fort Worth, and serves as a board member of the AMGA

"As our chief development officer, Karen will identify and pursue avenues to
enable our continued growth into a fully-integrated delivery system. Karen's
tremendous health care experience and skills make her uniquely qualified for
this challenging leadership role. She will provide the "fuel" for us to
develop and nurture our vision, by architecting, building and growing existing
and new service lines in order to ensure USMD and its affiliates can provide
patients with the full spectrum of services to meet their healthcare needs,"
said Dr. House. "The changes announced today build upon the successful
transition made in September 2012 that brought together four organizations to
form a physician-led, integrated healthcare system."

About USMD Holdings

USMD Holdings is a physician-led integrated healthcare system committed to
exemplary patient care and headquartered in Irving, Texas. A business
combination comprised of USMD Inc. ("USMD"), Urology Associates of North
Texas, L.L.P. ("UANT"), Medical Clinic of North Texas, P.A. ("MCNT"), and
IMPEL Management Services, L.L.C., USMD Holdings, Inc., serves the DFW
metroplex with 240 physicians and associate practitioners, and provides
healthcare services to patients across 18 different specialties at its
hospitals, cancer treatment centers and physician clinics. USMD Holdings is
listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol USMD (Nasdaq:USMD). For
more information about USMD Holdings, visit

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