SOURCE: Nobilis Health Corp.

Nobilis Health Corp.

November 06, 2015 06:30 ET

Nobilis Closes Deal for Phoenix Hospital

HOUSTON,TX--(Marketwired - Nov 6, 2015) -  Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH) (TSX: NHC) ("Nobilis" or the "Company") announced today that it has closed a transaction to jointly own and operate the former Freedom Pain Hospital ("Freedom Pain") located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nobilis acquired a 60% stake and management control of the joint venture entity which was formed to own and operate the successor hospital.

In the transaction, Nobilis contributed approximately $3.2 million to acquire its 60% stake. In addition to managing the corporate affairs of the new hospital, Nobilis will provide day to day management services pursuant to a management agreement executed as part of the transaction. 

"Consistent with our Houston and Dallas businesses, we now have a hospital to complement our Phoenix-area surgery center," said Chris Lloyd, Nobilis' CEO. "The hospital's ability to perform more complex surgeries should allow Nobilis to realize additional case volume by adding inpatient capacity to complement our existing facility," continued Mr. Lloyd.

Upon closing, the joint venture entity will have approximately $4.2 million  in working capital. In addition, Nobilis has agreed to facilitate, in a manner consistent with its obligations to GE Capital, a $4.5 million line of credit to provide additional working capital as needed.

About Nobilis Health Corp.
Nobilis utilizes innovative direct-to-patient marketing focused on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians. Currently, Nobilis owns and manages three surgical hospitals and five ASCs, partners with an additional 28 facilities throughout the country, and markets six independent brands.

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