LifePoint Health, Inc., (NASDAQ: LPNT) today announced the completion of a transaction with Piedmont Healthcare, in which the Company sold its ownership interest in Rockdale Medical Center and associated assets to the Atlanta-based healthcare delivery system. Rockdale Medical Center is a Joint Commission-accredited, 138-bed acute care hospital in Conyers, Ga., serving Rockdale County and surrounding communities.

Rockdale Medical Center and Piedmont Healthcare have worked closely together through Piedmont's clinically integrated network and other clinical affiliations for several years. This ownership transition is an evolution of that relationship and was the right decision for this community.

With the transaction completed, LifePoint Health continues to operate more than 70 hospital campuses and regional health systems, as well as physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute service providers in 22 states. The Company continues to focus on fostering the growth and success of its facilities, enhancing quality care and patient safety, and pursuing new markets where the organization can make a difference.

About LifePoint Health, Inc.

LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier ®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the Company can be found at All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.

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