Community Health Systems to Participate in Barclays Global Healthcare Conference

Community Health Systems, Inc.W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000President of Financial Servicesand Chief Financial OfficerorMichael J. Culotta, 615-465-7037Vice President - Investor Relations

Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) today announced that management will participate in the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference to be held March 11-13, 2014, at the Loews Miami Hotel, Miami, Florida.

The investor presentation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, 12:00 p.m. Central time, on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, and will be available to investors via a live audio webcast. The link to the broadcast can be found at the investor relations section of the Company’s website, , and the replay will be available for 30 days using the same link.

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. Through its subsidiaries, the Company currently owns, leases or operates 206 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 30,900 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 .