HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 23, 2015) - Nobilis Health Corp. (NYSE MKT: HLTH) (TSX: NHC) ("Nobilis" or the "Company") announced today that it has executed an agreement to jointly own and operate the former Freedom Pain Hospital ("Freedom Pain") located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Nobilis will acquire a 60% stake and management control of the joint venture entity which was formed to own and operate the successor hospital.

In the transaction, Nobilis contributed approximately $3.2 million dollars to acquire its 60% stake. In addition to managing the corporate affairs of the new hospital, Nobilis will provide day to day management services pursuant to a management agreement executed as part of the transaction. 

"Consistent with our Houston and Dallas businesses, we see an opportunity to better serve the Phoenix market by adding inpatient capacity to complement our existing ASC in that market," said Harry Fleming, Nobilis' Chairman. "As with our First Street acquisition last year, we expect to see positive results from this transaction in short order," said Fleming.

"An inpatient option in Scottsdale expands our ability to work with surgeons in the greater Scottsdale market. Our hospital's ability to perform more complex surgeries should allow Nobilis to realize additional case volume from existing relationships as well as develop relationships with new physicians and specialties," said Chris Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer.

The transaction is expected to close in early November and is contingent upon the successful transfer of the hospital's license through the change of ownership process pursuant to Arizona Health Services regulations. Upon closing, the joint venture entity will have approximately $4.2 million dollars in working capital. In addition, Nobilis has agreed to facilitate establishing a $4.5 million dollar line of credit to provide additional working capital as needed.

About Nobilis Health Corp.
Nobilis utilizes innovative direct-to-patient marketing focused on a specified set of procedures that are performed at our centers by local physicians. Currently, Nobilis owns and manages three surgical hospitals and five ASCs, partners with an additional 28 facilities throughout the country, and markets six independent brands.

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