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Ontario, Calif., Jan. 22, 2015 – Prime Healthcare Services announced today that it has completed its acquisition of North Vista Hospital, a 177-bed acute care hospital located in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

North Vista Hospital has been serving North Las Vegas and the greater Las Vegas Valley since 1959. North Vista has a 20-bed Emergency Department, a comprehensive heart care program with advanced technology, including cardiac catheterization, as well as a Bariatric Center of Excellence and Geriatric and Adult behavioral services.

“Prime Healthcare looks forward to partnering with the physicians, nurses and employees at North Vista Hospital as well as becoming involved in the community,” said Prem Reddy, MD, FACC, FCCP, Chairman, President and CEO of Prime Healthcare Services. “We are committed to providing the best quality care to the communities we serve and believe that North Vista will continue that tradition.”

Vince Variale has been installed as North Vista Hospital’s chief executive officer. He has 30 years of healthcare management experience that includes serving as a chief executive officer, chief financial officer and chief operating officer at North Vista.

“I’m grateful and honored to be back at the hospital that I worked at four years ago and to serve this community,” said Mr. Variale. “Under Prime Healthcare’s leadership, we will ensure North Vista continues its role as a critical safety-net hospital in the Greater North Las Vegas area. Prime hospitals are consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the nation, and North Vista Hospital will continue those high clinical standards.”

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital system with 30 acute care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Prime Healthcare has been recognized as one of the top 15 health systems in the nation three times in the past six years, and its hospitals have been recognized among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 27 times. Thirteen of its hospitals were named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®, an annual national report done by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in the nation.

About Prime Healthcare

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning national hospital system with 30 acute care hospitals providing more than 35,000 jobs in nine states. Based in California and one of the largest hospital systems in the country, Prime Healthcare is committed to ensuring access to quality healthcare. Prime Healthcare has ranked among the “15 Top Health Systems” in the nation three times and is the only “10 Top Health System” west of the Mississippi. Its hospitals have also been recognized among the “100 Top Hospitals” in the nation 27 times. Our hospitals have been recognized by The Joint Commission among the “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” in 2014.

Prime Healthcare is dedicated to serving our patients and communities. Since 2010, our hospitals have provided more than $2 billion in charity and uncompensated care. We provide more charity care than any other hospital system in California (excluding public hospitals) and nearly double the state average. With over $800 million invested in capital improvements since 2005, we are committed to transforming all of our hospitals into award-winning centers of excellence. For more information, please visit