Health Management Associates' CEO Discusses Q2 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Health Management Associates, Inc. (HMA)

Q2 2012 Earnings Call

July 24, 2012 11:00 am ET

Executives

John Merriwether - VP, Financial Relations,

Gary Newsome - President and CEO

Kelly Curry - CFO

Bob Farnham - SVP - Finance

John Starcher - SVP and Group President

Analysts

A.J. Rice - UBS

Whit Mayo - Robert Baird

Darren Lehrich - Deutsche Bank

John Ransom - Raymond James

Gary Leiberman - Wells Fargo

Ralph Giacobbe - Credit Suisse

Kevin Fischbeck – Bank of America

Tom Gallucci – Lazard

Gary Taylor - Citi

Presentation

Operator

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Martina and I will be your conference operator today. At this time, I would like to welcome everyone to the Health Management Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Call. All lines have been placed on mute to prevent any background noise. After the speakers' remarks there will be a question-and-answer session. (Operator Instructions).

I would now like to turn the call over to Vice President of Financial Relations, John Merriwether. Mr. Merriwether, you may begin your conference.

John Merriwether

Thank you, Martina, and good morning everyone. I'd like to welcome you to Health Management's second quarter 2012 earnings conference call.

Before we get started with the call, I would like to read our disclosure statement. Statements made thought this presentation are based on current estimates of future events and the company has no obligation to update or correct these estimates. Listeners are cautioned that any such looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks and uncertainties that our actual results made different materially as a result of these various factors. Additional disclosure statements are included on the press release issued last night at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

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