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LifePoint Hospitals CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT)

Q22012 Earnings Call

July 27, 2012 10:00 am ET

Executives

Bill Carpenter - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Jeff Sherman - our Chief Financial Officer

David Dill - President and Chief Operating Officer

Analysts

A.J. Rice – UBS

Darren Lehrich - Deutsche Bank

Kevin Fischbeck - Banc of America

Tom Gallucci - Lazard Capital Markets

Kevin Campbell - Avondale Partners

Gary Taylor - Citigroup

Ralph Giacobbe - Credit Suisse

Chris Rigg - Susquehanna Financial Group

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by. Welcome to the LifePoint Hospitals’ second quarter 2012 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, July 27, 2012.

I would now like to turn the conference over to Bill Carpenter, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at LifePoint Hospitals. Please go ahead, sir.

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