Agreement is the latest in a series of developments for rapidly growing mental-health services company

SHREVEPORT, LA., December 20, 2010 – Seaside Healthcare LLC, a network of Louisiana facilities offering psychiatric treatment services, today announced the completion an agreement for Seaside to operate the acute adult psychiatric unit at West Jefferson Medical Center.

The 16-bed unit specializes in acute psychiatry in adults from 22 to 62 years old and is part of the 427-bed medical center located in Marrero, La., near New Orleans. The hospital’s sprawling campus is located near industrial and maritime corridors just minutes from downtown New Orleans.

“We’re pleased that West Jefferson Medical Center finds us qualified to operate this unit and we look forward to a long and productive partnership,” said Franklin Roemer II, the managing member of Seaside Healthcare and a company co-founder.

Roemer said the operation of the West Jefferson unit will be the responsibility of Daniel B. Aguillard, Seaside Healthcare’s chief administrative officer.

A full-service community hospital, West Jefferson Medical Center offers comprehensive services that begin with emergency services complemented by heart and vascular care, neuroscience services, orthopedic services, diagnostic imaging, a cancer program and women’s services. Other programs focus on occupational health, stroke and spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

The agreement to operate the West Jefferson psychiatric unit is the latest in a series of developments this year for Seaside Healthcare. On March 22, the company opened Seaside Health System, a 24-bed hospital in Gonzales, La., near Baton Rouge.

On April 10, the company opened Seaside Behavioral Center in New Orleans, an inpatient psychiatric treatment with 19 beds specializing in patients 30 and older.

About Seaside Healthcare

Seaside Healthcare LLC operates a network of facilities in Louisiana offering psychiatric treatment services, substance-abuse rehabilitation, and treatment of dual diagnosis. Founded in 2009 to own, develop and operate healthcare facilities, the company has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy while remaining true to its mission. Seaside Healthcare seeks to improve the lives of its patients and their communities through outcome-based, cost-effective mental-health services delivered with dignity and respect.