Health Management to Present at Investor Conferences

NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) today announced that senior management will present at the following investor conferences during the week of February 27, 2012:

  • February 27, 2012 at 2:40 pm ET at the J.P. Morgan Global High Yield & Leveraged Finance Conference held at the Loews Miami Beach in Miami, Florida.
  • February 28, 2012 at 3:30 pm ET at the Citi 2012 Global Health Care Conference held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City.
  • February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm ET at the RBC Capital Markets’ Global Healthcare Conference held at the New York Palace hotel in New York City.

The presentations on February 28th and 29th will be webcast live over the Internet via Health Management's website (http://www.hma.com). Listeners are encouraged to go to the Investor Relations section of Health Management's website approximately five minutes prior to each event to register and download any necessary media player software.

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 and upon completion of the previously announced INTEGRIS Health joint venture transaction, will operate 71 hospitals, with approximately 10,600 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.

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," "plans," "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, the timing and receipt of Medicare and Medicaid HCIT incentive payments the financial impact expected from interest rate swap accounting, debt structure, bad debt expense, capital structure, repayment of indebtedness, 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 timing of anticipated acquisitions, the potential for future acquisitions and perceived benefits of acquisitions), statements of future economic performance, 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, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, under the headings 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  General Health

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