LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) today announced that its management will participate in the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2012 Healthcare Conference to be held May 15 - 17, 2012, in Las Vegas. The Company also announced that a live broadcast of the presentation will be available on Tuesday, May 15, 2012, beginning at 2:20 p.m. Pacific time. To access the broadcast, listeners should go to the Company’s website, www.LifePointHospitals.com, approximately 15 minutes prior to the event to register and download any necessary software, Microsoft Media Player or RealPlayer. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available for 30 days on the Company’s website. About LifePoint Hospitals LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates 55 hospital campuses in 18 states. With a mission of “Making Communities Healthier®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the Company, which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website, www.LifePointHospitals.com. All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Hospitals,” or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.