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OMEGA HEALTH SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PREFERRED PROVIDER AGREEMENT WITH UNIVERSAL SURGERY CENTERS

 MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Omega Health Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ Small Cap: OHSI), the Memphis-based provider of comprehensive eye care services and managed eye care networks, today announced that it has entered into a preferred provider agreement with Universal Surgery Centers (USC), a division of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) (NYSE: UHS). Located in King of Prussia, Pa., UHS is a diversified health services company that owns and operates hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology centers nationwide and acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust. UHS reported revenues of $731 million in 1992 and reported net income of $20.2 million through the first nine months of 1993.
 Under the terms of the agreement, Omega will develop managed care networks for eye care services that will include optometrists, ophthalmologists and other specialty providers associated with USC facilities. Omega will provide managed care network organizational services, data analysis, contract negotiation expertise, managed care contract administration services and quality assurance systems for eye care services to managed care providers. Omega will also be a provider of ophthalmic surgical supplies and equipment to USC. Six states, including Missouri, Indiana, Colorado, California, Oklahoma, and Texas have been targeted for initial development. USC facilities will be preferred outpatient surgical center providers in each market in which an eye care network is developed by Omega under the agreement.
 Thomas P. Lewis, president and chief executive officer, Omega Health Systems, Inc. commented, "This new alliance with Universal Surgery Centers is a part of Omega's overall strategy to develop a nationwide high quality, high value network of eye care providers and facilities, which will serve the needs of patients, providers and payors." James Patton, M.D., president of Universal Surgery Centers stated that "this agreement is a proactive measure by our company to continue to strengthen our relationships with managed care providers and ophthalmologists who utilize our surgery centers."
 Omega shares are traded on the Nasdaq Small Cap Market under the symbol "OHSI." Universal Health Services, Inc. shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "UHS."
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 /CONTACT: Thomas P. Lewis, president, of Omega Health Systems, 901-683-7868, or James Patton, M.D., president, of Universal Surgery Centers, 215-768-3300/
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