Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Tomball, Texas Hospital

FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that a subsidiary has acquired substantially all of the assets of Tomball Regional Medical Center in Tomball, Texas, located approximately 30 miles northwest of Houston. The 358-bed hospital provides comprehensive healthcare services on a large campus that also includes a cancer center, heart center, women’s health center, outpatient surgery center and a sports medicine complex. The hospital has earned numerous clinical quality distinctions and is included this year on the U.S. News and World Report list of Best Hospitals in the Houston market. The transaction was effective October 1, 2011.

Commenting on the acquisition, Wayne T. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc., said, “The acquisition of Tomball Regional Medical Center expands our Texas network into the greater Houston market and advances our commitment to provide quality healthcare for Texas communities. The hospital’s outstanding medical staff and dedicated employees are clearly focused on initiatives to improve healthcare services and increase access for area residents. We look forward to supporting these efforts with the operational expertise, physician recruitment, capital and the other resources required for success in this competitive and dynamic market.”

Located in the Nashville, Tennessee, suburb of Franklin, 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 non-urban and mid-size markets throughout the country. Through its subsidiaries, the Company currently owns, leases or operates 132 hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 19,800 licensed beds. Its hospitals offer a broad range of inpatient and surgical services, outpatient treatment and skilled nursing care. In addition, through its subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, the Company provides management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.”

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release regarding expected operating results, acquisition transactions or divestitures 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.


Community Health Systems, Inc.
Investor Contact:
W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Vice President, Corporate Communications

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