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Lifepoint Hospitals's CEO Discusses Q3 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. ( LPNT)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

October 28, 2011 10:00 am ET

Executives

William Carpenter - Chairman & CEO

Jeff Sherman - EVP & CFO

David Dill - President & COO

Analysts

Justin Lake - UBS

Tom Gallucci - Lazard Capital Markets

Kevin Fischbeck - Bank of America

Darren Lehrich - Deutsche Bank

John Ransom - Raymond James

Gary Taylor - Citigroup

Whit Mayo - Robert W. Baird & Company

A.J. Rice - Susquehanna Financial Group

Frank Morgan - RBC Capital Markets

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the LifePoint Hospital’s third quarter 2011 earnings conference call. On today’s call, LifePoint will be making forward-looking statements based upon management’s current expectations. Numerous factors could cause LifePoint’s results to differ from these expectations and LifePoint has outlined these factors in its filings with the SEC. The company encourages you to review these filings.

LifePoint also asks that you please review the cautionary language under the caption important legal information in the company’s press release issued this morning. The company undertakes no obligation to update or make any other forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Also, please visit LifePoint’s website for links to various information and filings.

During the presentation, all participants will be in a listen-only mode. Afterwards, we will conduct a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions) As a reminder, this conference is being recorded today, Friday, October 28, 2011.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Mr. William Carpenter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LifePoint Hospital. Please go ahead, sir.

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