Health Management to Present at Healthcare Conferences in March

  Health Management to Present at Healthcare Conferences in March

Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference 2013 Barclays Global
Healthcare Conference

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- March 1, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) today announced that senior
management will present at the following healthcare conferences in March 2013:

  *March 5, 2013 at 2:15 pm ET at the Raymond James 34^th Annual
    Institutional Investors Conference to be held at the J.W. Marriott Grande
    Lakes in Orlando, Florida.
  *March 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM ET at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
    to be held at the Loews Miami Beach.

These presentations 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. Upon completion of the previously announced transaction
to joint venture the 480-bed Bayfront Health System, Health Management,
through its subsidiaries, will operate 71 hospitals with approximately 11,000
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 HCIT incentive payments,
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, for the year ended December 31, 2011
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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