SOURCE: Ridgecrest Healthcare Group, Inc.

December 04, 2006 16:05 ET

Ridgecrest Healthcare Announces Fifth Contract With California Attorney General

EL SEGUNDO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 4, 2006 -- MDS Consulting & Finance, a division of Ridgecrest Healthcare Group, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: RGHG), announced today that it has entered into a contract to provide a study for the Office of the California Attorney General describing the possible effects that the proposed sale of Paradise Valley Hospital in National City, California, may have on the delivery, accessibility and availability of healthcare services in the region.

Phil Dalton, CEO of Ridgecrest Healthcare Group, stated, "This is the fifth such project that MDS will have been assigned by the Office of the California Attorney General in the past three years. MDS is a preferred vendor for specialized healthcare advice and expert witness work for the California Attorney General."

Ridgecrest Healthcare Group, Inc. is a healthcare management services company that works with large healthcare providers, healthcare companies, government and related companies and organizations. Ridgecrest further seeks to acquire and operate healthcare management companies and leverage its relationships and strategic and financial expertise to enhance and grow these enterprises.

For more information on Ridgecrest Healthcare Group, Inc., please visit our website at: www.rchealthcare.com

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