|[August 19, 2014]
Universal Hospital Services, Inc. Announces Transition of Chief Executive Officer Gary Blackford
MINNEAPOLIS --(Business Wire)--
Universal Hospital Services, Inc. ("UHS"), a leading provider of health
care technology management and service solutions, today announced that
Gary D. Blackford, chairman and chief executive officer ("CEO"),
indicated his plans to transition from UHS after 12 years with the
"UHS is well positioned for the future with a strong executive
leadership team in place. I believe now is the right time for a new CEO
to take UHS forward as a leader in health care technology management and
service solutions," said Blackford.
Mr. Blackford expects to depart from UHS at the end of the year,
allowing time for the Board of Directors to recruit a new CEO and ensure
a smooth transition of leadership. The company will engage an executive
search firm to assist in a national search for the replacement of this
"I want to thank our employees, customers and shareholders for their
dedication and support over the years," said Blackford. "It has been an
honor to serve as the company's CEO, and I am very excited about UHS'
future. I'm looking forward to a very productive last few months while
helping transition a new leader into the company."
About Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc. is a leading nationwide provider of
health care technology management and service solutions to the health
care industry. UHS owns or manages over 700,000 units of medical
equipment for over 8,000 national, regional and local acute care
hospitals and alternate site providers in all 50 states. For more than
75 years, UHS has delivered management and service solutions that help
clients reduce costs, increase operating efficiencies, improve caregiver
satisfaction and support optimal patient outcomes.
Universal Hospital Services, Inc.
6625 West 78th Street,
Minneapolis, MN 55439
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