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TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Quantum International Income Corp's. ("QIIC", or the "Company") (TSXV: QIC / QIC.U) subsidiary, Centers for Special Surgery ("CSS"), is pleased to announce that its ambulatory surgery center ("ASC"), CSS of Essex County has obtained all New Jersey state regulatory approvals and has also received accreditation from the American Association of Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgical Facilities ("AAAASF"). Surgeries are set to commence today.
Grant White, CEO of QIIC stated "We are delighted to be able to start surgeries at our recently acquired ASC in Essex County, New Jersey. Consistent with our business plan, our physician partners, NYC Surgical Associates, have scheduled a sizable docket of over 50 surgeries that are expected to start today and continue throughout the month and new year. Additional patient flow for the new year is also expected to grow."
In addition, CSS has hired Marcy Sasso as an Administrator for CSS of Essex County. Ms. Sasso has over 20 years of experience working for and managing ASCs. She specializes in audits, benchmarking, billing and collections, recruitment and compliance management. Ms. Sasso will be instrumental in the day-to-day operations of CSS of Essex County, marketing and recruitment of additional surgeons. Ms. Sasso is also the co-founder of the Surgery Center Coalition, a non-profit, educational resource group that provides education and expertise to ASCs. There are 75 ASCs in New Jersey who are members of this coalition.
QIIC has a portfolio of operating companies and continues to seek to expand through acquisitions. QIIC currently indirectly holds a 50% interest in Centers for Special Surgery LLC., a U.S. ambulatory surgery center company and a 67% interest in Multiple Media Entertainment Inc., a Canadian film and television distribution company. QIIC seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses in order to generate stable distributions for its shareholders, as well as to achieve overall capital appreciation. The Company will seek to acquire operating businesses with a proven track record, an opportunity for growth and whose management wishes to continue to operate the business going forward. Potential acquisition targets may be private or public companies in a variety of industries, thereby allowing for diversification.
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Certain statements contained in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "Forward-Looking Statements") and QIIC cautions investors about important factors that could cause QIIC's actual results to differ materially from those expressed, implied or projected in any Forward-Looking Statements included in this press release. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result", "are expected to", "expects", "will continue", "is anticipated", "anticipates", "may", "could", "believes", "estimates", "intends", "plans", "forecast", "projection" and "outlook") are not historical facts and may be Forward-Looking Statements that involve projections, estimates, assumptions, known and unknown risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such Forward-Looking Statements or otherwise materially inaccurate. No assurance can be given that these expectations or assumptions will prove to be correct and such Forward-Looking Statements included in this press release should not be unduly relied upon. These Forward-Looking Statements speak only as of management's beliefs and expectations as of the date of this press release. In addition, this press release may contain Forward-Looking Statements drawn from or attributed to third party sources. Accordingly, any such statements are qualified in their entirety by reference to the information discussed throughout this press release.
In particular, this press release contains Forward-Looking Statements regarding anticipated future financial, structural, growth and operating performance of QIIC, including as it pertains to the operations detailed in this press release and the deployment of capital into new acquisitions.
Actual results may differ materially due to a number of risks and uncertainties faced by QIIC, including, but not limited to: general economic and business conditions; global financial conditions; the failure of QIIC to identify future acquisition targets; third parties honouring their contractual obligations with QIIC and its subsidiaries; relationships with operating and/or joint venture partners; inaccuracy, incompleteness or omissions in any of the financial and other information upon which management bases its analysis of potential acquisitions; the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of QIIC's current and future acquisitions; factors relating to the healthcare industry, including reliance on third-party payors for revenue; licensing, certification and accreditation risk; healthcare regulatory requirements; dependence on physician relationships; litigation, professional liability claims; insurance coverage limitations and uninsured risks; dependence on key personnel at the QIIC and operations level; competition from other healthcare providers; factors relating to the media content generation and distribution industry, including ability to deliver services in a timely manner; changes in technology, consumer markets or demand for media services; changes in federal, provincial and foreign content laws and regulations; dependence on third party content producers; competition for, among other things, capital, equipment and skilled personnel; the inability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to meet future obligations; the inability to obtain required debt and/or equity financing for future acquisitions on suitable terms; competition for acquisition targets; seasonality and fluctuations in results; and limited diversification of QIIC's business industries, structures and operations.
QIIC cautions that the list and description of Forward-Looking Statements, risks, assumptions and uncertainties set out above is not exhaustive. QIIC will update the Forward-Looking Statements as required be securities law. All Forward-Looking Statements contained in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements.
Unless otherwise specified in this press release, information contained in this press release is current as of the date of this press release. Unless otherwise specified, all dollar amounts herein refer to Canadian dollars. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect the operations or financial results of QIIC and its subsidiaries are included in disclosure documents filed by QIIC with the securities regulatory authorities, available under QIIC's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.
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SOURCE: Quantum International Income Corp
For further information: Grant White, Chief Executive Officer, 416.477.3410; Manu K. Sekhri, President, 416.477.3424