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SALICK HEALTH CARE APPOINTS DR. GARY S. LAZAR VICE PRESIDENT, PHYSICIAN NETWORK DEVELOPMENT

 Newly Created Position Underscores Company's Commitment
 To Building Physician Networks At Cancer Centers
 To Enhance Managed Care Capabilities
 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Salick Health Care Inc. (NASDAQ: SHCI) today announced it has appointed Dr. Gary S. Lazar vice president of Physician Network Development.
 Lazar, who had been a practicing oncologist, will be responsible for forming regional physician networks around the company's 10 Comprehensive Cancer Centers nationwide, developing oncology practice guidelines and establishing and analyzing clinical outcomes studies.
 Dr. Bernard Salick, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are developing innovative managed care strategies to increase our ability to provide quality, disease-specific health care in a cost- effective manner in anticipation of rapidly changing national health care delivery systems.
 "Gary possesses invaluable experience as a practicing oncologist enabling him to understand the many complicated issues involved in delivering quality care within a highly specialized field of medicine such as cancer. His physician's perspective is an asset not only in appreciating physicians' concerns when setting up networks, but also in developing managed care practice guidelines and interpreting outcomes studies."
 Said Lazar, "Salick Health Care, with its considerable experience providing sophisticated care in outpatient and alternate site settings, is positioned to continue to lead the country in delivery of cost- effective cancer diagnosis and treatment through an evolving managed care structure. I am excited to be a part of developing the physician networks, guidelines and outcomes study components of the company's managed care marketing strategies."
 Lazar is a board certified specialist in oncology, hematology and internal medicine and will retain his appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA. He served as an Associate Member of the UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and was a member of the board of directors of the Clinical Faculty Association at UCLA from 1984 to 1993. Earlier, Lazar served as a Staff Physician at the Medical Oncology Department at the City of Hope National Medical Center. He performed his residency at USC Medical Center and oncology fellowship at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences.
 Salick Health Care is a leading provider of diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients with complex, chronic illnesses requiring sophisticated long-term care, principally in the areas of cancer, kidney failure, organ transplantation and certain immunodeficiency diseases. The company provides these services at alternate sites, including outpatient facilities (hospital-based and freestanding), selected inpatient sites and patients' homes.
 Salick currently operates 10 Comprehensive Cancer Centers throughout the United States. The company also operates nine outpatient dialysis centers and provides inpatient dialysis services at 21 hospitals. Through its INFUSX subsidiary, Salick provides infusion, nutritional, and related services in the patient's home and at specialized outpatient facilities.
 For information on Salick by fax, dial 800-PRO-INFO, ext. 131.
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 /CONTACT: Leslie Bell, CFO/executive VP of Salick Health Care, 213-966-3410; or Nick Farina (Chicago), 312-266-7800, John H. Shaw (LA), 818-783-2400, or Lillian Armstrong (SF), 415-986-1591, all of The Financial Relations Board/
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