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Community Health Systems Completes Divestitures of Hospitals Located in Davenport and Lake Wales, Florida


FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 30, 2019-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that affiliates of the Company have completed the divestitures of 193-bed Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center in Davenport, Fla., and 160-bed Lake Wales Medical Center in Lake Wales, Fla., along with their respective assets, physician clinic operations and outpatient services to affiliates of AdventHealth. The transactions are effective September 1, 2019.

The hospitals included in these transactions are among the additional planned divestitures discussed on the Company’s second quarter 2019 earnings call.

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. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 103 affiliated hospitals in 18 states with an aggregate of approximately 17,000 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

Forward-Looking Statements
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 otherwise.

Source: Community Health Systems, Inc.

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Thomas J. Aaron, 615-465-7000
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