LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT)
Q4 2011 Earnings Call
February 17, 2012 10:00 AM ET
William Carpenter – Chairman and CEO
Jeff Sherman – Chief Financial Officer
David Dill – President and COO
Jailendra Singh – Susquehanna Financial Group
Whit Mayo – Robert Baird
Adam Feinstein – Barclays Capital
Tom Gallucci – Lazard Capital Markets
Gary Lieberman – Wells Fargo Securities
Kevin Fischbeck – Bank of America-Merrill Lynch
Brian Zimmerman – Deutsche Bank
Gary Taylor – Citigroup
Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the LifePoint Hospital’s Fourth Quarter and Year End Earnings Conference Call. 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, February 17, 2012.
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.
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.