FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2018--
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) today announced the
appointment of Elizabeth T. Hirsch to its Board of Directors for a term
expiring at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Hirsch, age 65, served as vice president and controller of Praxair,
Inc., a supplier of industrial gases and coatings and related healthcare
services and technologies, from 2010 until her retirement in August
2016. In that role, she was responsible for Praxair’s global financial
statement consolidation and Securities and Exchange Commission
reporting. Prior to becoming controller, Hirsch served as a director and
then vice president of investor relations for Praxair from 2002 until
2010. In that role she was recognized as the Best Investor Relations
Professional in the Chemicals Sector by both buy-side and sell-side
analysts in a 2011 Institutional Investor Survey. Hirsch joined Praxair
in 1995 as director of corporate finance and later served as assistant
treasurer. Prior to joining Praxair, she had fifteen years of experience
in corporate banking, primarily at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.
Hirsch also serves on the board of directors of the Women’s Business
Development Council of Connecticut and on the New York advisory board of
Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health. She holds a master’s degree in
finance from New York University.
“Elizabeth Hirsch brings valuable insight in the areas of accounting and
finance to the CHS board,” said Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief
executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. “Her educational
background and years of experience as a senior accounting and finance
executive in a large publicly traded corporation will provide beneficial
perspective and strengthen an already outstanding group of directors.”
As of December 11, 2018, the Company’s board members are: John A.
Clerico, Michael Dinkins, James S. Ely III, John A. Fry, Tim L.
Hingtgen, Elizabeth T. Hirsch, W. Norris Jennings, M.D., K. Ranga
Krishnan, MBBS, Julia B. North (Lead Director), Wayne T. Smith, and H.
James Williams, PhD.
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 115
affiliated hospitals in 20 states with an aggregate of approximately
19,000 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 otherwise.
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Thomas J. Aaron, 615-465-7000
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