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SALICK HEALTH CARE OPENS NINTH DIALYSIS FACILITY; NEW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FACILITY WILL INCREASE NUMBER OF DIALYSIS STATIONS TO 185

 LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Salick Health Care Inc. (NASDAQ: SHCI) today announced that USHAWL, its wholly owned renal dialysis services company, has opened a 25-station outpatient dialysis facility in Anaheim, Calif., bringing to 185 USHAWL's total number of dialysis stations at nine facilities in Southern California.
 Dr. Bernard Salick, chairman and chief executive officer, said, "We are continuing to increase our already strong market share of the kidney dialysis business in Southern California. This new facility will enable Salick Health Care to provide patients in the Anaheim area better access to the high quality services that we provide to thousands of patients elsewhere in the state."
 As part of Salick Health Care's commitment to providing quality, convenient, disease-specific health care, the new facility, located at Anaheim Memorial Hospital, incorporates several innovative design features for enhanced patient comfort and service.
 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 disease. 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, 213-966-3410; or Nick Farina (Chicago), 312-266-7800, John H. Shaw (LA), 818-783-2400, or Lillian Armstrong (San Francisco), 415-986-1591, all of The Financial Relations Board/
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