For Immediate Release

Regency Hospital of Central Georgia Receives JCAHO Accreditation

Macon, Georgia, December 8, 2004–Regency Hospital of Central Georgia received a Three Year Accreditation from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) this past week. After a stringent review by JCAHO surveyors, the newly opened acute care specialty hospital was given accreditation by the nation’s most renowned organization on health care standards, protocols, and quality. The JCAHO surveyor made the following comment to the Regency Hospital of Central Georgia staff, “Your organization has been awarded Accreditation with no follow-up requirements to the Joint Commission. We congratulate you on your efforts to provide high quality care for those you serve.”

By asking for accreditation, a hospital agrees to be measured against national standards set by health care professionals. When JCAHO accredits a hospital it means that the organization substantially complies with the Joint Commission standards and continuously makes efforts to improve the care and services it provides. When Regency Hospital of Central Georgia asked the JCAHO to survey its hospital, it did so with its patients in mind. “We want our patients to know they are receiving the highest quality medical care and service available. Having JCAHO accreditation is one more tool in giving them that knowledge,” commented Rich Graham FACHE, CEO of Regency Hospital of Central Georgia.

The Joint Commission accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations in the United States and abroad. The mission of the Joint Commission is to review and evaluate the standards and protocols of individual hospitals and to ensure that these practices and protocols are of the highest quality available.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the survey and will continually look for ways of improving the services we provide to our patients in the Central Georgia and surrounding areas,” Graham said.

Regency Hospital Company is a national network of Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitals throughout the United States. For more information on Regency Hospital Company, please visit www.regencyhospital.com.

Regency was formed by Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C. and management to develop and operate LTACs throughout the United States. Founded in 1993, Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management to acquire or develop outstanding middle market businesses. WCP invests in a broad range of companies and industries with strong growth characteristics. More information about the firm can be found at www.waudcapital.com.

For more information contact:
Rod Laughlin,
President & CEO
Regency Hospital Company
30000 Mill Creek Avenue, Suite 250
Alpharetta, GA 30022
770-772-4345
rlaughlin@regencyhospital.com
www.regencyhospital.com

Reeve Waud, Founder and Managing Partner
Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C.
560 Oakwood Avenue, Suite 203
Lake Forest, IL 60045
847-604-9550
rwaud@waudcapital.com
www.waudcapital.com

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