BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Sept. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversicare Healthcare Services Inc. (Nasdaq:DVCR), a premier provider of long-term care services primarily in the Southeast and Southwest, today announced the completion of its previously disclosed disposition of eleven skilled nursing centers in Arkansas effective September 1, 2013. The transaction was completed through the amendment of its existing Master Lease with Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI).
Commenting on the transaction, Kelly J. Gill, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, "The decision to exit Arkansas after 20 years was not one that we took lightly. These facilities were staffed with, and managed by, a dedicated group of caregivers committed to providing high quality services to the patients and residents we served. We believe this transaction demonstrates our continued execution of our strategic portfolio management efforts and further evidences our commitment to the strategic plan we embarked upon nearly three years ago. We want to thank Omega for their support in identifying a new operator to assume these leases, and look forward to our continued relationship with Omega moving forward."
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Diversicare provides long-term care services to patients in 43 skilled nursing centers containing 5,982 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare's web site: www.dvcr.com.
CONTACT: Company Contact: Kelly J. Gill Chief Executive Officer 615-771-7575 Investor Relations: Charles Lynch Westwicke Partners 443-213-0504
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