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Graymark Healthcare, Inc. (GRMH) Opens Four Sleep Centers In Second Quarter Of 2012

|Includes: Foundation Healthcare, Inc. (FDNH)

Graymark Healthcare announced that it opened four new facilities for its comprehensive sleep medicine services in the second quarter of 2012. Graymark's new standalone sleep centers are located in Mesquite, TX; Douglasville, GA; Stockbridge, GA; and Lawrenceville, GA. The new centers will give patients in these markets access to better care.

Patients in these geographic regions can now receive sleep medicine care in familiar surroundings while experiencing the comprehensive, state-of-the-art services that Graymark Healthcare provides. Including today's new locations, Graymark now operates a total of 105 sleep locations nationwide, consisting of 19 standalone facilities, seven therapy facilities, and 79 hospital or rural outreach locations.

"The opening of these four new sleep centers is directly due to the increased volume we are experiencing for our comprehensive model of diagnosing and treating patients afflicted by sleep apnea," said Stanton Nelson, CEO of Graymark Healthcare. "With the additional Atlanta locations, we were able to leverage our successful partnership with Emory-Adventist Hosipital - our first entrance into the Georgia market - to expand our market share in the region. The Mesquite, Texas location also represents our tenth location in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, making Graymark the market leader in terms of number of sleep studies conducted in the area."

Graymark treats the gamut of sleep disorders, including narcolepsy, insomnia, and restless leg syndrome, but it specializes in the treatment of sleep apnea, a sleep disorder characterized by abnormal pauses in breathing. Each pause or "apnea" can last from a few seconds to minutes, and can occur from five to more than 30 times per hour. OSA is the most common form of apnea and occurs when the soft tissue in the airway obstructs breathing. The proper diagnosis and treatment of OSA is critical due to the many significant associated health risks, including stroke and cardiac disease.

Graymark Healthcare's effective five step clinical approach to managing sleep disorders includes a convenient referral process, accurate and timely assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term follow-up to maximize patient compliance. All steps are managed by a board certified Sleep Medicine physician.

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