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ADVANTAGE HEALTH CONTRACTED BY CRANBERRY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL

    WOBURN, and MIDDLEBORO, Mass., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- AdvantageHEALTH Corporation (NASDAQ: ADHC) and Cranberry Specialty Hospital of Plymouth County have announced the execution of an agreement for AdvantageHEALTH to provide physical, occupational and speech services for the patients of Cranberry Specialty Hospital.  This agreement will meet the special needs of Cranberry Specialty and expand the presence of Advantage in the South Shore area.
    Raymond Dunn, chairman and CEO of AdvantageHEALTH, said, "We are very pleased with the agreement and see it as a logical continuation of our hub and spoke facility development within New England."
    Cranberry Specialty Hospital of Plymouth County is a 68-bed sub-acute, chronic care facility specializing in intense rehabilitation as well as caring for those patients suffering from neurological and infectious diseases, head trauma due to stroke or accident and ventilator-dependent patients.
    Cranberry Hospital's mission is adaptive to meeting the ever changing needs of the population it serves and to the healthcare community.  The goal of the hospital's rehabilitation program is to restore its patients to the highest possible level of independence and to provide them with the skills necessary to return to the community or to live with their chronic disabilities.
    Judith Kubzansky, president of Cranberry Specialty Hospital, said, "We look forward to a wonderful relationship with AdvantageHEALTH. Cranberry Specialty Hospital prides itself in providing the best quality of care and services for its patients.  The contract will allow the hospital the opportunity to offer continuity of care and rehabilitative services of the highest caliber."
    AdvantageHEALTH Corporation operates the largest network of comprehensive medical rehabilitation facilities in New England.  The company currently employs in excess of 3,200 employees at 60 locations.
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    CONTACT:  James Salandi of AdvantageHEALTH, 617-935-2500
    (ADHC) CO:  ADVANTAGEHEALTH; CRANBERRY SPECIALTY HOSPITAL IN:  HEA SU:  CON ST:  MA


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