NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today that a subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 140-bed Riley Hospital, located in Meridian, Mississippi to Anderson Regional Medical Center, also located in Meridian. The transaction is expected to be completed as of December 31, 2010.
Under the agreement, Anderson Regional Medical Center has committed to offer employment to substantially all employees at Riley Hospital.
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. Upon completion of this transaction, Health Management, through its subsidiaries, will operate 59 hospitals, with approximately 8,800 licensed beds, in non-urban communities located throughout the United States. All references to "Health Management," "HMA" or the "Company" used in this release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and its affiliates.
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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 and subsequent Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q 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 or publicly announce any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
Health Management Associates, Inc.
John C. Merriwether, Vice President of Financial Relations, 239-598-3131
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