For Immediate Release

Regency Hospital Named one of Atlanta’s Best Places to Work

Atlanta, Georgia, September 23, 2005–Atlanta Business Chronicle today named Regency Hospital Company one of the metro area’s 2005 A+ Employers, Atlanta’s best places to work. Without motivated, caring and dedicated employees, no company or organization can grow and be successful. Yet ask any manager what their top challenges are and near the top of the list will be recruiting and retaining great employees. Each year Atlanta Business Chronicle surveys metro Atlanta businesses and organizations to find those that have discovered the key to being one of the area’s best places to work.

This year nearly 200 businesses and organizations were nominated, of which 51 were selected based on the results of employee surveys conducted for Atlanta Business Chronicle during July by Quantum Market Research of Wichita, Kan.

Regency was presented with the A+ Employers award at a special event September 23 at the Sheraton Atlanta hotel downtown where Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue was the scheduled keynote speaker.

“We are truly honored by this award,” stated Rod Laughlin, President & CEO of Regency Hospital Company. “It is because of outstanding employees that we are able to help our patients get their lives back through excellent medical care. We value our employees and it is our goal to make sure they know it,” he continued.

Regency hosted seven tables for its employees at the breakfast. When Regency was announced as the winner the entire group jumped to their feet and clapped for Laughlin as he made his way to the podium. “It was an incredible moment. We are all so proud to work for and to be a part of Regency,” commented Josh Winograd, an IT Manager at Regency Hospital Company.

Regency Hospital Company, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading developer of Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) hospitals across the United States. Regency presently has fifteen hospitals open with several more in active development. Regency was formed by Rod Laughlin and Waud Capital Partners.

Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C. is a private equity investment firm founded in 1993 and located in Lake Forrest, Illinois. Waud Capital Partners has successfully completed over sixty investments in a wide range of industries, including adhesives, alarm monitoring, automotive components, coatings, consumer products, lighting, medical distribution, publishing, sealants and specialty hospitals.

For more information contact:
Rod Laughlin,
President & CEO
Regency Hospital Company
30000 Mill Creek Avenue, Suite 250
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Reeve Waud, Founder and Managing Partner
Waud Capital Partners, L.L.C.
560 Oakwood Avenue, Suite 203
Lake Forest, IL 60045