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U.S. HEALTHCARE AWARDS MAJOR GRANT TO POISON CONTROL CENTER

 BLUE BELL, Pa., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Healthcare, Inc. (NASDAQ: USHC) one of the nation's leading providers of managed health care services, today announced it has awarded a $650,000 grant to the Delaware Valley Regional Poison Control Center.
 U.S. Healthcare's grant, the largest in the center's history, will enable the center to continue its life-saving activities after its expected appropriation was eliminated from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania's budget.
 "The Poison Control Center saves lives," said U.S. Healthcare's Chief Executive Officer Leonard Abramson. "We could not run the risk of having its services reduced or terminated because of the lack of state funds. They are much too valuable to the community."
 Matthew J. Land, chairman of the Poison Center's Board of Directors, welcomed the grant: "It is typical of U.S. Healthcare's community spirit and tradition of giving. We are extremely grateful."
 The Poison Control Center, located at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, responded in 1992 to more than 35,000 telephone calls, typically from worried parents and others seeking advice on children, friends or other family members who have ingested poison or a substance they believe may be poisonous.
 Physicians, pharmacists and nurses who staff the 24-hour hotline are certified toxicology professionals who have saved countless lives with their immediate, expert advice. They also help callers obtain ambulances and hospital care when appropriate. Other personnel specialize in community education, through a newsletter and visits to schools and businesses.
 U.S. Healthcare provides managed health care services through its HMOs in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maryland. The company also provides a variety of managed health care services, including workers compensation managed care, to self-insured and other employers. In addition, the company offers quality assessment and improvement programs, patient surveys and outcome tracking, and data analysis systems for providers and purchasers of health care.
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