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LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (LPNT)
Q22012 Earnings Call
July 27, 2012 10:00 am ET
Bill Carpenter - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Jeff Sherman - our Chief Financial Officer
David Dill - President and Chief Operating Officer
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
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.