FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2017-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) announced today that subsidiaries of the Company have completed the sale of their ownership interest in 88-bed Lake Area Medical Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and its associated assets to subsidiaries of CHRISTUS Health. The effective date of the transaction is July 1, 2017. With the divestiture completed, Community Health Systems affiliates continue to operate two hospitals in Louisiana.
The hospital in this transaction is one of the 30 planned hospital divestitures discussed on the Company’s first quarter 2017 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 139 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 otherwise.
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Community Health Systems, Inc.
Thomas J. Aaron, 615-465-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Ross W. Comeaux, 615-465-7012
Vice President – Investor Relations
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs