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Health Management Associates, Inc. Chosen by Southeast Volusia Hospital District Board of Commissioners to Lease Bert Fish

  Health Management Associates, Inc. Chosen by Southeast Volusia Hospital
  District Board of Commissioners to Lease Bert Fish Medical Center

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- June 26, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) today announced that it has
been selected by the Southeast Volusia Hospital District Board of
Commissioners to begin exclusive negotiations toward a lease agreement for the
112-bed Bert Fish Medical Center in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.

“Health Management deeply appreciates the confidence expressed by the
Southeast Volusia Hospital District Board of Commissioners in selecting us to
negotiate exclusively for the lease of Bert Fish Medical Center,” said Alan
Levine, Senior Vice President and Florida Group President for Health
Management Associates.

“This has been a very careful selection process by the board that demonstrates
how much Bert Fish Medical Center means to its physicians, community,
volunteers and Associates as well as the board members,” Levine said. “We
respect the Commissioners for being so diligent on behalf of their neighbors
and constituents.”

“We view a lease as a partnership with the community and its physicians as
well as the Associates at the hospital,” Levine said. “We are particularly
excited about working closely with the excellent physicians in Southeast
Volusia County as well as the strong staff of Associates at the hospital.”

“Our mission at Health Management is to enable America’s best local health
care, and we pledge to serve that mission at Bert Fish Medical Center,” Levine
said.

Bert Fish Medical Center would join Health Management’s network in Florida,
which currently includes 23 hospitals, and a statewide clinical affiliation
with the University of Florida’s affiliated teaching hospital, Shands
Hospital.

Health Managementenables 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 71
hospitals with approximately 11,000 licensed beds in non-urban communities
located throughoutthe United States.

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

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Contact:

Health Management Associates, Inc.
Robert E. Farnham, 239-598-3131
Senior Vice President, Finance