FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 11, 2017--
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that
subsidiaries of the Company have signed a definitive agreement to sell
103-bed Weatherford Regional Medical Center in Weatherford, Texas, and
its associated assets to subsidiaries of HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA). The
transaction is expected to close in the fall of 2017, subject to
customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.
Weatherford Regional Medical Center is one of the 30 planned hospital
divestitures discussed on the Company’s first quarter 2017 earnings call.
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 137 affiliated hospitals in 21
states with an aggregate of approximately 22,000 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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Vice President –
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications,
Marketing and Public Affairs