Joint Commission Labels Medical Properties Trust Hospitals “Top Performers”

Joint Commission Labels Medical Properties Trust Hospitals “Top Performers”

Medical Properties TrustCharles Lambert, 205-397-8897Managing Director

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) announced today that nine of its acute care hospitals operated by three different tenants have been recognized as by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is an independent non-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 hospitals and healthcare organizations. Less than 20% of its accredited hospitals attain the Top Performer level of quality performance.

To earn the prestigious classification, a Top Performer must first achieve performance of 95% or above on a single, composite score that includes all the accountability measures for which it reports data to The Joint Commission. Additionally, the hospital must meet a 95% performance threshold for every accountability measure, which includes heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care.

The following operators of MPT hospitals were recognized as Top Performers.

“This recognition is another example that Medical Properties Trust partners with leading acute care operators who are focused on delivering positive patient outcomes,” said Edward K. Aldag, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of the Company. “This is a prestigious honor and we congratulate the management and medical staff of these facilities.”

More information is provided on the report titled, “Improving America’s Hospitals: The Joint Commission Annual Report on Quality and Safety 2012.” It is available online at .

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment trust that invests in healthcare assets by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. These facilities include inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, regional acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other single-discipline healthcare facilities, such as heart hospitals and orthopedic hospitals. Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is one of the country’s largest investors in hospital real estate with more than $2.1 billion in assets comprised of more than 80 hospital facilities and other assets.