FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 1, 2017--
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) announced today that
subsidiaries of the Company have signed a definitive agreement to sell
88-bed Lake Area Medical Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and its
associated assets to subsidiaries of CHRISTUS Health. The transaction is
expected to close in the second quarter of this year, subject to
customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
The hospital in this transaction is one of the planned hospital
divestitures previously discussed. The Company will provide an update on
its divestiture activity on its first quarter 2017 earnings call
scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m. Central time, 12:00 p.m. Eastern time,
on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.
About Community Health Systems, Inc.
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. The Company, through its
subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 146 affiliated hospitals in 21
states with an aggregate of approximately 24,000 licensed beds. 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 www.chs.net.
Statements contained in this news
release regarding potential transactions, operating results, 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
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Community Health Systems, Inc.
Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
President of Financial Services and Chief
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Director – Investor Relations
Senior Vice President,
Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs