Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VHS) (“Vanguard”) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Vanguard Health Holding Company II, LLC (“VHS Holdco II”) and Vanguard Holding Company II, Inc. (together with VHS Holdco II, the “Issuers”), plan to issue an aggregate principal amount of $350 million of 7.750% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “New Notes”) in a private placement pursuant to the indenture governing its existing 7.750% Senior Notes due 2019. The Issuers’ obligations under the New Notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed on a senior basis by Vanguard, Vanguard Health Holding Company I, LLC and certain subsidiaries of VHS Holdco II. The Issuers intend to use the net proceeds from the offering of the New Notes for general corporate purposes, which may include, but not be limited to, working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions, the repayment of any outstanding indebtedness under Vanguard’s existing revolving credit facility, and to pay the fees and expenses incurred in connection with the offering. The New Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”). The New Notes may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. persons, except to “qualified institutional buyers” in reliance on the exemption from registration provided by Rule 144A and to certain persons in offshore transactions in reliance on Regulation S. You are hereby notified that sellers of the New Notes may be relying on the exemption from the provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act provided by Rule 144A. This announcement does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy New Notes in any jurisdiction in which such an offer or sale would be unlawful. Company Information and Forward-Looking StatementsAbout Vanguard Health Systems Vanguard owns and operates 28 acute care and specialty hospitals and complementary facilities and services in metropolitan Chicago, Illinois; metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona; metropolitan Detroit, Michigan; San Antonio, Texas; Harlingen and Brownsville, Texas; and Worcester and metropolitan Boston, Massachusetts. Vanguard’s strategy is to develop locally branded, comprehensive healthcare delivery networks in urban markets.