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Community Health Systems Management Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Community Health Systems (CYH)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 26, 2012 11:00 am ET


Lizbeth R. Schuler - Vice President of Investor Relations

Wayne T. Smith - Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President

W. Larry Cash - Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President and Director


Whit Mayo - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Frank G. Morgan - RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Research Division

Albert J. Rice - UBS Investment Bank, Research Division

Ralph Giacobbe - Crédit Suisse AG, Research Division

Kevin M. Fischbeck - BofA Merrill Lynch, Research Division

Steven Silver - S&P Equity Research

John W. Ransom - Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Research Division

Gary Lieberman - Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, Research Division

Colleen Lang - Lazard Capital Markets LLC, Research Division

Christian Rigg - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP, Research Division

Brian Zimmerman



Good morning. My name is Candace, and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Community Health Systems Second Quarter Ending June 30, 2012 Conference Call. [Operator Instructions] Ms. Lizbeth Schuler, Vice President of Investor Relations, you may begin your call.

Lizbeth R. Schuler

Thank you, Candace. Good morning, and welcome to Community Health Systems' Second Quarter Conference Call. Before we begin the call, I would like to read the following disclosure statement.

This presentation contains forward-looking statements including all statements that do not relate solely to historical or current facts. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of known and unknown uncertainties and risks, which are described in headings such as risk factors and our annual report on Form 10-K and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. As a consequence, actual results may differ significantly from those expressed in any forward-looking statements in today's presentation. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements. With that said, I'd like to turn the call over to Mr. Wayne Smith, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Smith?

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