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Community Health Systems Announces Acquisition of Fayetteville, Arkansas Hospitals


FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2016-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that a subsidiary of the Company has acquired an 80 percent ownership interest in 20-bed Physicians’ Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Physicians’ Specialty Hospital is located in the Arkansas region served by Northwest Health, a CHS-affiliated network with three hospitals, four convenient care centers and associated outpatient clinics.

Commenting on the announcement, Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc., said, “The addition of Physicians’ Specialty Hospital in Fayetteville deepens our network of facilities in northwest Arkansas, one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S. The physicians and providers of this hospital have established a strong reputation for quality care, and we look forward to working with them as we coordinate and strengthen clinical services for the region.”

About Community Health Systems, Inc.

Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. Through its subsidiaries, the Company currently owns, leases or operates 198 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 30,000 licensed beds.

The Company has announced plans for a spin-off transaction to create a new, publicly traded company, Quorum Health Corporation, with 38 affiliated hospitals and related outpatient services in 16 states, together with Quorum Health Resources, LLC, a subsidiary providing management advisory and consulting services to non-affiliated hospitals. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2016.

The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release regarding expected operating results, acquisition transactions or divestitures and other events are forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future events or results may differ materially from these statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Community Health Systems, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K, current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These filings identify important risk factors and other uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Source: Community Health Systems, Inc.

Community Health Systems, Inc.
Investor Contact:
W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer
Media Contact:
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs