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Fairway Medical Names Ben Patterson Chief Executive Officer - Friday, October 5, 2012

[COVINGTON, LA October 5th, 2012] – Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital announced this month the appointment of W. Benjamin Patterson as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Patterson brings over 17 years of executive healthcare experience in many settings, including ambulatory surgery, surgical hospitals, and outpatient rehabilitation.

Since 2003, his focus has been on the development and operational oversight of multiple Surgical Hospitals in Louisiana. As the Administrator of a surgical hospital in Northeast Louisiana, he led the Hospital through all phases of development, construction, and operations. As a Regional Vice President for a nationally known management company, he had responsibility for several hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in a multi-state area.

Prior to 2003, Patterson worked for a publicly traded company serving in several capacities, including Market Manager and Administrator of multiple ambulatory surgery centers, diagnostic imaging centers, and outpatient rehabilitation centers in a multi-state area.

"I appreciate the opportunity of becoming Fairway Medical Center's next Chief Executive Officer. We have a great team of experienced healthcare professionals who provide exceptional operational leadership, and I look forward to building upon the success that Fairway has achieved during the last 12 years.” Patterson recently relocated to the Mandeville area from Baton Rouge. He is a 1994 graduate of Auburn University, and has two children.

About Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital
Conveniently located in St. Tammany parish, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital is a physician-owned and physicians-managed hospital with 21 private, in-patient beds performing surgery, diagnostic procedures, outpatient imaging, and physical therapy. Founded in 2000, Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital now has more than 130 physicians on staff that delivers a level of personalized service that redefines the standards of health care. Fairway's success has been built on a high standard for patient care and attention to customer service. For more information about Fairway Medical Surgical Hospital, please visit us on the web at "Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @ Fairway_Medical.


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