LifePoint Q3 profit up 24 percent

LifePoint Hospitals Inc, based in Brentwood, Tenn., announced that its third-quarter net income was up 24 percent to $48.8 million, from $31.4 million in the same quarter last year. Although admissions at its hospitals fell by 3.7 percent, revenues-per-admission rose by 9 percent, the Associated Press reports. Article