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[July 14, 2017]

EHS Medical Group to Acquire MultiCultural Medical Group

SynerMed, the leading healthcare platform for government-sponsored healthcare programs, announced today that Employee Health Systems Medical Group, Inc. entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MultiCultural Medical Group, Inc.

"On behalf of EHS Medical Group, I am thrilled to welcome MultiCultural Medical Group into the EHS family," said James Mason, Chief Executive Officer and President of SynerMed. "MultiCultural's long history of providing culturally sensitive and comprehensive healthcare to the diverse patient population in San Diego County is the perfect complement to EHS's mission to provide high quality care to the underserved."

MultiCultural Medical Group is an independent practice association with more than 370 providers serving 25,000 patients throughout Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, City Heights, Mira Mesa and Poway, California. MultiCultural Medical Group was founded in 1993 by Rodney Hood, M.D. and Richard Butcher, M.D.

"MultiCultural Medical Group has been proud to serve San Diego's minority community," said Rodney Hood, M.D., President of MultiCultural Medical Group. "We chose to join EHS so that together we could advance EHS and MultiCultural's mission to provide quality healthcare to underserved and disadvantaged communities. This is an exciting step towards our goal of equitable and cost-efficient healthcare for everyone."

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017.

About Employee Health Systems Medical Group

Founded in 1990, Emploee Health Systems Medical Group is an integrated healthcare delivery system focusing on government-sponsored programs, including Medi-Cal/Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), Medicare and Dual-Eligibles (Medi-Medi), organized labor and specialty IPAs. Our physician-centric accountable care model promotes growth and sustainability for individual physicians by providing access to a robust offering of products, services and management tools. Employee Health Systems Medical Group is managed by SynerMed. For more information about EHS, visit www.ehsmd.com.

About MultiCultural Medical Group

MultiCultural Medical Group, an independent practice association, has been providing healthcare to more than 25,000 patients and families throughout the Chula Vista, National City, La Mesa, El Cajon, City Heights, Mira Mesa and Poway communities in California since 1993. MultiCultural Medical Group recognizes the diverse population of San Diego County and delivers patient-centered healthcare that is culturally sensitive to the needs of families and patients of all ages. Physicians at MultiCultural Medical Group are recruited from the top medical schools in the country. MultiCultural Medical Group is managed by SynerMed. For more information about MultiCultural Medical Group, visit www.MultiCulturalIPA.com.

About SynerMed

SynerMed, headquartered in Monterey Park, California, is the leading healthcare organization specializing in government-sponsored programs. SynerMed is dedicated to innovating healthcare through an integrated system of tools, purpose-built web platforms, and professional services that connect physicians, members, hospitals, and health plans. SynerMed's mission is to transform the healthcare delivery system by rewarding high-quality and cost-effective care. For more information about SynerMed, visit www.synermed.com and www.synermedconnect.com.

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