SOURCE: Sun Healthcare Group, Inc.

June 28, 2005 16:40 ET

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. Adds New Director to Its Board

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 28, 2005 -- Sun Healthcare Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUNH) today announced that Barbara B. Kennelly has been appointed to fill a vacant seat on the company's board of directors. She will join the board effective Aug. 1, 2005.

Mrs. Kennelly, age 68, has served as president and chief executive officer of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare since 2002. Mrs. Kennelly served as a lobbyist within the federal policy practice group of the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP from 2000 to 2001 and served as counselor to the commissioner at the Social Security Administration from 1999 to 2000. Mrs. Kennelly served as a representative from the state of Connecticut in the U.S. Congress from 1982 to 1999, during which time she was (i) the first woman elected to serve as the vice chair of the House Democratic Caucus, (ii) the first woman to serve on the House Committee on Intelligence and to chair one of its subcommittees, (iii) the first woman to serve as chief majority whip, (iv) the third woman in history to serve on the Ways and Means Committee, and (v) the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Social Security during the 105th Congress. Prior to her election to Congress, Mrs. Kennelly was secretary of the state of Connecticut and a member of the Hartford Court of Common Council. She serves on numerous boards and commissions and was appointed by the House Minority Leader to the Policy Committee for the 2005 White House Conference on Aging.

"Barbara will be a valued and respected addition to our board," said Richard K. Matros, Sun's chairman and chief executive officer. "Barbara brings a unique skill set to Sun's board. We look forward to benefiting from her perspective and experience."

Sun Healthcare Group, Inc., with executive offices located in Irvine, Calif., owns SunBridge Healthcare Corporation and other affiliated companies that operate long-term and postacute care facilities in many states. In addition, the Sun Healthcare Group family of companies provides therapy through SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation, medical staffing through CareerStaff Unlimited, Inc., home care through SunPlus Home Health Services, Inc. and medical laboratory and mobile radiology services through SunAlliance Healthcare Services, Inc.

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