Health Management to Conduct Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss Impending “60 Minutes” Segment

  Health Management to Conduct Conference Call and Webcast to Discuss
  Impending “60 Minutes” Segment

       Management first notified investors of potential segment in July

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- November 29, 2012

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) will conduct a conference call
and webcast on November 30, 2012 to provide information regarding a segment
being prepared by the television program 60 Minutes about the Company. An
executive editor from 60 Minutes has confirmed that it intends to air the
segment on Sunday, December 2, 2012.

Members of management will provide commentary and data to refute information
the Company believes 60 Minutes will air that wrongly portrays the Company in
a negative light. The data to be discussed on the call will be made available
immediately prior to the call by visiting the Investor Relations section of
Health Management’s website located at

Date:               November 30, 2012
Time:               9:00 a.m. EST
Conference ID:      75635712
Call-in Number:     (877) 476-3476; Int’l - (973) 200-3374

This conference call will also be simulcast on the Internet. To access the
webcast, interested investors should go to the Investor Relations section of
Health Management’s website located at or to
A replay of the conference call will be available on Health Management’s

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 Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for
the quarterly period ended June 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.


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