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LifeCare Hospitals Recognized By Press Ganey As 'Best Place To Practice' For Physicians

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LifeCare Holdings, Inc., which operates LifeCare Hospitals, a leading long term acute care hospital (LTACH) system specializing in the treatment and recovery of medically complex patients, was recently recognized by Press Ganey Associates, Inc. for superior physician satisfaction scores at its Shreveport, La., Plano, Texas and Chester County, Pa.,  Hospitals.

All three hospitals received the 2012 Best Place to Practice® Award, which recognizes Press Ganey clients who have reached and sustained the 95 th percentile on their physician surveys within a 24-month period. Press Ganey surveyed 49 health care systems representing more than 41,000 physicians. High satisfaction scores indicate physicians are strongly aligned with the hospitals' goals of delivering efficient, effective care.

"We are excited about and take great pride in this recognition from Press Ganey," said Phillip Douglas, LifeCare's chairman and CEO. "It is our dedication to achieving the highest quality of health care possible that makes our hospitals the provider of choice, and we appreciate the members of our medical staff for their support."

Press Ganey is the health care industry's leading performance improvement firm, trusted by more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations and to help improve clinical, operational and patient satisfaction outcomes.

"We are proud to partner with LifeCare Hospitals," said Patrick T. Ryan, CEO of Press Ganey. "Achieving this level of excellence in physician satisfaction and engagement reflects the organization's commitment to delivering outstanding service and quality."

LifeCare represents three of five Press Ganey clients recognized with this prestigious honor. Awards were presented at the 2012 Press Ganey Annual National Conference in Washington, D.C.

About LifeCare Holdings, Inc.LifeCare, based in Plano, Texas, operates 27 long term acute care hospitals in 10 states. Long term acute care hospitals specialize in the treatment of medically complex patients who typically require extended hospitalization. For more information, visit www.lifecare-hospitals.com.

Press Ganey Associates, Inc.Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. For more information, visit www.pressganey.com.

Media Contact: Allison Burum allison.burum@lifecare-hospitals.com469.241.5112

SOURCE LifeCare Holdings, Inc.

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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