Health Management Associates, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE:HMA) announced today that on April 23, 2012 it will report results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2012.

Health Management will issue a press release after the market closes on Monday, April 23, 2012. At 11:00 a.m. (EDT), the next day, Tuesday, April 24, 2012, management will host a conference call to discuss the quarterly results in further detail. All interested investors are invited to participate in the conference call.

Date:

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Time:

11:00 a.m. EDT

Conference ID:

71164186

Call-In number:

(877) 476-3476; Int’l - (973) 200-3374

The conference call will also be simulcast on the Internet. To access the webcast, interested investors should go to the Investor Relations section of Health Management’s website located at www.hma.com or to www.streetevents.com. A replay of the conference call will be available on Health Management’s website.

Health Management enables America's best local health care by providing the people, processes, capital and expertise necessary for its hospital and physician partners to fulfill their local missions of delivering superior health care services. Health Management, through its subsidiaries, operates 71 hospitals, with approximately 10,600 licensed beds, in non-urban communities located throughout the United States.

All references to "Health Management" and the “Company” used in this release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and its affiliates.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are identified by words such as "expects," "estimates," "projects," "anticipates," "believes," “intends,” "plans," “may,” “continues,” “should,” "could" and other similar words. All statements addressing operating performance, events or developments that Health Management Associates, Inc. expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including but not limited to incurrence of indebtedness, projections of revenue, income or loss, capital expenditures, earnings per share, debt structure, bad debt expense, capital structure, repayment of indebtedness, the amount and timing of funds under the meaningful use measurement standard of various Healthcare Information Technology (“HCIT”) incentive programs, other financial items and operating statistics, statements regarding the plans and objectives of management for future operations, innovations, or market service development, statements regarding acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures and other proposed or contemplated transactions (including but not limited to statements regarding the potential for future acquisitions and perceived benefits of acquisitions), statements of future economic performance, statements regarding legal proceedings and other loss contingencies, statements regarding market risk exposures, statements regarding the effects and/or interpretations of recently enacted or future health care laws and regulations, statements of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing statements, and other statements which are other than statements of historical fact, are considered to be "forward-looking statements."

Because they are forward-looking, such statements should be evaluated in light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and uncertainties are more fully described in Health Management Associates, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, under the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of Health Management Associates, Inc.'s underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those currently anticipated. In addition, undue reliance should not be placed on Health Management Associates, Inc.'s forward-looking statements. Except as required by law, Health Management Associates, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update its risk factors or to publicly announce updates to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to reflect new information, future events or other developments.



CONTACT:

Health Management Associates, Inc.
John C. Merriwether, 239-598-3131
Vice President of Financial Relations

KEYWORDS:   United States  North America  Florida

INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Practice Management  Health  Hospitals  Nursing  General Health  Managed Care

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