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HORIZON HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 HORIZON HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF TWO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Jan. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Neal M. Elliott chairman and CEO of Horizon Healthcare Corp. (NYSE: HHC) today announced that Horizon's board of directors approved the appointment of Michael A. Jeffries to the board of directors and Charles H. Gonzales to the board of directors and the position of senior vice president.
 Gonzales has been with the company since its inception in September 1986. Prior to joining Horizon, Gonzales was director of Reimbursement and Government programs for the Hillhaven Corp., the nation's second largest long-term care company. From January 1983 to June 1984, Gonzales was executive director of the New Mexico Healthcare Association. Gonzales continues to play an active role in the association, serving as a member of its' board of directors. Gonzales is a member of the Payment for Services committee of the American Healthcare Association, which is the trade representative of the nation's long-term care industry representing over 10,000 nursing homes nationwide. Gonzales graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Accountancy degree from the College of Santa Fe and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
 Michael A. Jeffries, senior vice president of operations has been with Horizon since June 1989. Jeffries has 14 years experience in the operations segment of the long-term care field. Prior to joining Horizon, Jeffries was senior vice president for Beverly Enterprises, the largest operator of long-term care in the United States. Jeffries received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 Commenting on the board appointments, Elliott stated, "Mr. Gonzales and Mr. Jeffries have vast experience in long-term health care and have provided significant support in our efforts to expand the scope of services which the company provides. Their knowledge of the healthcare industry, commitment to the company, and high personal values will be very constructive in helping shape the future of our company."
 Horizon Healthcare, headquartered in Albuquerque, is a leading provider of quality long-term healthcare which includes nursing homes, subacute hospitals, Alzheimer care, and related ancillary services. The company operates 60 long-term care centers with a total of 6,000 beds in seven states and two joint venture institutional pharmacies serving 8,450 beds.
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 /CONTACT: Michael H. Seeliger of Horizon Healthcare, 505-881-4961/
 (HHC) CO: Horizon Healthcare Corp. ST: New Mexico IN: HEA SU: PER


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