USMD Increases Ownership in USMD Hospital at Arlington

  USMD Increases Ownership in USMD Hospital at Arlington

 Increase in Ownership Allows for Expanded Service Offerings to Meet Growing
                                Patient Needs

Business Wire

IRVING, Texas -- September 16, 2013

USMD Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: USMD), a physician-led integrated healthcare
system, announced today that USMD Hospital Division, its wholly owned
subsidiary, has acquired a 17.96 percent ownership interest in USMD Hospital
at Arlington from a group of individual physicians and physician-owned
entities. This acquisition increases USMD’s ownership in USMD Hospital at
Arlington to 45.4 percent. Texas Health Resources will retain its 51 percent
ownership interest in the hospital.

This transaction is significant because it eliminates any direct ownership of
USMD Hospital at Arlington by referring physicians. The Affordable Care Act,
signed in March 2010, amended the federal physician self-referral law and
significantly limited the ability of physician-owned hospitals to expand. With
the transition in ownership, the law no longer applies to USMD Hospital at
Arlington and the hospital will, again, have the opportunity to add new
operating rooms, procedure rooms, and inpatient beds and services, as needed,
to meet the expanding needs of patients in Arlington.

“The transition of ownership at USMD Hospital at Arlington has been in
development for years and we’re excited to finalize this transaction and
increase USMD’s ownership in the hospital,” said John House, M.D., chairman
and chief executive officer of USMD Holdings. “This gives the hospital the
opportunity to increase its service offerings even further to better meet the
needs of the Arlington community.”

This transition comes in conjunction with USMD Hospital at Arlington’s 10-year
anniversary. During the hospital’s 10-year history, it has continually been
recognized for its achievements, clinical outcomes and the quality of care it

The hospital was recently honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The
Leapfrog Group for the second consecutive year. It was ranked number four in
the nation by CareChex for cancer care and received a Healthgrades Awards
5-Star rating in appendectomy, gynecologic surgery and prostatectomy. USMD
Hospital at Arlington has the most experienced robotic surgical team in North
Texas, having performed nearly 7,000 robotic surgeries since 2003. The
hospital was also selected as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work
in Healthcare for 2012.

Beyond awards and recognitions, USMD Hospital at Arlington has consistently
ranked in the top percentiles for patient satisfaction. In 2012, it ranked in
the top three percent of the nation for all facilities surveyed by Press

“We are proud of our awards, recognitions and the patient satisfaction scores
we’ve been able to achieve throughout our 10-year history,” said Karen
Fiducia, president of USMD Hospital Division, which manages the operations of
USMD Hospital at Arlington. “We believe the transition of ownership will
strengthen the hospital and allow us to expand our facility and service
offerings even further, opening up additional opportunities to care for
patients. We look forward to continuing our patients-first culture and we are
confident that the facility will continue to provide world-class service to
patients as well as to physicians who choose USMD Hospital at Arlington for
their patients’ care.”

USMD Hospital Division has been the managing partner of USMD Hospital at
Arlington, L.P. since its inception. USMD Hospital Division will continue to
serve in those capacities.

About USMD Holdings, Inc.

USMD is a publicly held (NASDAQ: USMD), physician-led integrated healthcare
system committed to exemplary patient care. Headquartered in Irving, Texas,
USMD serves the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with more than 250
physicians and associate practitioners, and provides healthcare services to
patients across 18 different specialties at its hospitals, cancer treatment
centers and physician clinics. For more information about USMD, visit


USMD Holdings, Inc.
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