Net operating revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, totaled $9.8 billion, a 9.6 percent increase compared with $8.9 billion for the same period in 2011. Income from continuing operations decreased to $260.6 million, or $2.27 per share (diluted), for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared with $280.3 million, or $2.49 per share (diluted), for the same period in 2011. Net income attributable to Community Health Systems, Inc. common stockholders was $2.27 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, compared with $1.87 per share (diluted) for the same period in 2011. The results for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, include a $0.48 per share (diluted) net benefit from the resolution of an industry wide governmental settlement and a payment update relating to prior periods, a $0.10 per share (diluted) charge to establish reserves for certain legal matters, and a $0.81 per share (diluted) loss from the early extinguishment of debt. Excluding these previously mentioned items, both income from continuing operations and net income attributable to Community Health Systems, Inc. common stockholders were $2.70 per share (diluted) for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Weighted-average shares outstanding (diluted) were 89.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, and 91.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011.

Adjusted EBITDA for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $1.5 billion compared with $1.4 billion for the same period in 2011, representing a 9.0 percent increase. Net cash provided by operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, was $777.9 million compared with $820.2 million for the same period in 2011.

The consolidated operating results for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, reflect a 3.7 percent increase in total admissions and a 6.7 percent increase in total adjusted admissions compared with the same period in 2011. On a same-store basis, admissions decreased 1.6 percent while adjusted admissions increased 1.3 percent compared with the same period in 2011. On a same-store basis, net operating revenues increased 4.3 percent compared with the same period in 2011.

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