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Health Management Promotes D. Melody Trimble to President of the Company’s Southern and Western Group

  Health Management Promotes D. Melody Trimble to President of the Company’s
  Southern and Western Group

               Nursing Background Enhances Trimble’s Leadership

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- November 28, 2012

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today it has promoted
D. Melody Trimble to president of the company’s Southern and Western Group,
which includes 26 hospitals in seven states. The promotion is effective Jan.
1, 2013.

Trimble, who joined Health Management in 1991, is being promoted from her
position as Vice President and Market CEO of Health Management’s Sparks Health
System and Summit Medical Center in Arkansas; she assumed that role in 2009.
Before that, Trimble held several key executive positions at Health Management
facilities, including: CEO of Venice Regional Medical Center in Venice,
Florida and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center in Hartsville, South
Carolina; and Director of Nursing, Associate Administrator and COO positions
at Midwest Regional Medical Center in Midwest City, Oklahoma.

Trimble earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Eastern Kentucky University
and a master’s in nursing from the University of Kentucky.

In her new role, Trimble will report to Gary D. Newsome, President and CEO of
Health Management.

“Melody has been a successful leader throughout her career at Health
Management, most recently by growing Sparks into the thriving health system it
is today,” Newsome said. “With her nursing background, she understands the
vital role nurses play in working with physicians to provide high-quality care
with a human touch to our patients, and now she can bring that perspective to
a larger group of our hospitals.”

Health Management recognizes the important perspective nurses bring in
executive leadership roles. Last month, the company promoted Pamela Rudisill,
DNP, RN, MSN, NEA-BC, FAAN, to fill a newly created position of Vice President
and Chief Nursing Executive, to ensure nurses have a strong voice in
corporate-level discussions of care delivery, quality and safety.

Trimble will replace Joe D. Pinion, who recently announced his retirement from
the company effective at the end of the year. Pinion has agreed to be a
consultant to Health Management for a transitional period.

Health Management enables America’s best local health care by providing the
people, processes, capital and expertise necessary for its hospital and
physician partners to fulfill their local missions of delivering superior
health care services. Health Management, through its subsidiaries, operates 70
hospitals with approximately 10,500 licensed beds in non-urban communities
located throughout the United States.

All references to “Health Management,” “HMA” or the “Company” used in this
release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and its affiliates.

                          Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Forward-looking statements are
subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and are identified by words
such as "expects," "estimates," "projects," "anticipates," "believes,"
“intends,” "plans," “may,” “continues,” “should,” "could" and other similar
words. All statements addressing operating performance, events or developments
that Health Management Associates, Inc. expects or anticipates will occur in
the future, including but not limited to incurrence of indebtedness,
projections of revenue, income or loss, capital expenditures, earnings per
share, debt structure, the provision for doubtful accounts, capital structure,
repayment of indebtedness, the amount and timing of funds under the meaningful
use measurement standard of various HCIT incentive programs, other financial
items and operating statistics, statements regarding the plans and objectives
of management for future operations, innovations, or market service
development, statements regarding acquisitions, joint ventures, divestitures
and other proposed or contemplated transactions (including but not limited to
statements regarding the potential for future acquisitions and perceived
benefits of acquisitions), statements of future economic performance,
statements regarding legal proceedings and other loss contingencies,
statements regarding market risk exposures, statements regarding the effects
and/or interpretations of recently enacted or future health care laws and
regulations, statements of the assumptions underlying or relating to any of
the foregoing statements, and other statements which are other than statements
of historical fact, are considered to be "forward-looking statements."

Because they are forward-looking, such statements should be evaluated in light
of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors and
uncertainties are more fully described in Health Management Associates, Inc.'s
most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and most recent Quarterly Report on
Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012, including under
the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Should one or more of these risks or
uncertainties materialize, or should any of Health Management Associates,
Inc.'s underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results could vary
materially from those currently anticipated. In addition, undue reliance
should not be placed on Health Management Associates, Inc.'s forward-looking
statements. Except as required by law, Health Management Associates, Inc.
disclaims any obligation to update its risk factors or to publicly announce
updates to the forward-looking statements contained in this press release to
reflect new information, future events or other developments.

Contact:

Health Management Associates, Inc.
John C. Merriwether, 239-598-3131
Vice President of Financial Relations
 
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