Medical Facilities Corporation to Acquire 51% Interest in Arkansas Surgical Hospital

Medical Facilities Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 51 percent interest in the Arkansas Surgical Hospital, according to a release.

Arkansas Surgical Hospital is a physician-owned specialty hospital located in North Little Rock, Ark., that provides medical and surgical treatment for patients with spine disorders and chronic pain. MFC will acquire the 51 percent interest for a purchase price of $36.2 million. The current physician-owners will retain a 49 percent interest.

The acquisition is scheduled to close on Nov. 30, 2012.

Donald Schellpfeffer, MD, CEO of MFC, said: "We are excited to add the Arkansas Surgical Hospital to the Corporation's group of hospitals, which currently includes a total of four specialty surgical hospitals located in South Dakota and Oklahoma, as well as an ambulatory surgery center in California."

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