SOURCE: University General Health System, Inc.

University General Health System, Inc.

June 20, 2011 08:28 ET

University General Health System, Inc. Retains RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. as Investor Relations Counsel

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - Jun 20, 2011) - University General Health System, Inc. (OTCQB: UGHS) (PINKSHEETS: UGHS), a diversified, integrated, multi-specialty health care provider, today announced that it has retained RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. to develop and implement a comprehensive investor relations program for the Company.

RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. is an investment research and financial communications firm that seeks out undervalued small-cap companies with the potential to outperform the overall stock market on an intermediate- and long-term basis. Its research analysts work with the managements of such companies to broaden their exposure within the investment community and expand the level of interest among investment professionals and high-net-worth individual investors. Additional information on RJ Falkner & Company is available on the Internet at

"We selected RJ Falkner & Company as our investor relations firm because of its expertise in shareholder communications and the relationships that its research analysts have developed within the investment community over the past 42 years," stated Hassan Chahadeh, M.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of University General Health System, Inc.

"We are excited to be selected to provide a full range of investor relations services to University General Health System, Inc.," commented R. Jerry Falkner, CFA, President of RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. "In our opinion, the Company is well-positioned to significantly grow its revenue, profitability and shareholder value by developing regional health networks comprised of Company-owned acute care hospitals and hospital outpatient departments (HOPDs) that support a 'host' hospital in each market. We are very impressed with the management team at University General Health System, which has implemented a dramatic turnaround at University General Hospital in Houston during the past two years. We believe health care providers that are the most cost-efficient in delivering services, maximizing occupancy rates, and effectively managing accounts receivable collections should be well-positioned to prosper in the evolving U.S. health care environment."

The agreement between University General Health System, Inc. and RJ Falkner & Company, Inc. covers at least one year and provides for assistance in investor relations, press release development, the preparation and distribution of independent analyses and research reports, and other related services of benefit to University General Health System, Inc. Any forecasts, projections and/or conclusions contained in the research reports published by RJ Falkner & Company will be independently prepared by RJ Falkner & Company, unless otherwise stated, and will not be endorsed by the management of University General Health System, Inc.

University General Health System, Inc.

University General Health System, Inc. ("University General") is a diversified, integrated, multi-specialty health care provider that delivers concierge physician and patient oriented services by providing timely, innovative health solutions that are uniquely competitive, efficient and adaptive in today's health care environment. University General currently operates a 72-bed general acute care hospital near the Texas Medical Center in Houston, two free-standing emergency rooms, and one ambulatory surgery center, with plans for additional acquisitions and/or facility openings in 2011 and future years.

The Company is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and its common stock trades on the OTCQB Exchange under the symbol "UGHS".

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties, including statements related to the future financial performance of the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations or any of its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful execution of growth strategies, product development and acceptance, the impact of competitive services and pricing, general economic conditions, and other risks and uncertainties described in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • For Additional Information, Please Contact:

    R. Jerry Falkner
    RJ Falkner & Company, Inc.
    (830) 693-4400