Health Management Associates, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

  Health Management Associates, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End
  2012 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- January 31, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today that on
February 14, 2013 it will report results for its fourth quarter and year ended
December 31, 2012.

Health Management will issue a press release after the market closes on
Thursday, February 14, 2013. At 11:00 a.m. (ET), the next day, Friday,
February 15, 2013, management will host a conference call to discuss results
in further detail. All interested investors are invited to participate in the
conference call.

Date:            Friday, February 15, 2013
Time:             11:00 a.m. ET
Conference ID:    96260173
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 HMA’s website.

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 10,600 licensed beds, in non-urban communities
located throughout the United States.

All references to "Health Management" and 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 (including
but not limited to the timing and amount of costs incurred in connection with
such proceedings), 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 beliefs or 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
beliefs or 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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