Health Management to Present at Healthcare Conference in January

  Health Management to Present at Healthcare Conference in January

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- January 2, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) today announced that senior
management will present at the following healthcare conference in January

  *January 8, 2013 at 8:30 am PT (11:30 am ET) at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan
    Healthcare Conference to be held at the Westin St. Francis in San
    Francisco, California.

This presentation will be webcast live over the Internet via Health
Management's website ( Listeners are encouraged to go to
the Investor Relations section of Health Management's website approximately
five minutes prior to each event to register and download any necessary media
player software.

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 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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