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Health Management Associates, Inc. CEO Discusses Q4 2011 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Health Management Associates, Inc. ( HMA)

Q4 2011 Earnings Call

February 14, 2012 11:00 AM ET


John Merriwether - VP, IR

Gary Newsome - President and CEO

Kelly Curry - CFO

Bob Farnham - VP, Finance


Adam Feinstein - Barclays Capital

John Ransom - Raymond James

Dana Vartabedian - Deutsche Bank

Ralph Giacobbe - Credit Suisse

A. J. Rice - Susquehanna Financial

Gary Lieberman - Wells Fargo

Justin Lake - UBS

Tom Gallucci - Lazard Markets

Whit Mayo - Robert W. Baird

Kevin Fischbeck - Bank of America



Good morning, my name is Tracy and I will be your conference operator today. At this time I would like to welcome everyone to the Health Management Year End 2011 Earnings Conference Call. (Operator Instructions).

Thank you and I’ll now introduce and turn the call over to Mr. John Merriwether, Vice President of Financial Relations. You may begin your conference, sir.

John Merriwether

Thank you, Tracy, and good morning everyone. I’m John Merriwether. I’d like to welcome you to Health Management’s fourth quarter and year end 2011 earnings conference call.

Before we get started with the call, I’d like to read our disclosure statement. This presentation contains forward-looking statements within the meanings of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 as amended, 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.

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