Health Management Associates Announces Independent Inspector to Review and Certify Consents Submitted by Glenview

  Health Management Associates Announces Independent Inspector to Review and
  Certify Consents Submitted by Glenview

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NAPLES, Fla. -- August 12, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) announced today that Glenview
Capital Management, L.P. has delivered written consents to the Company
representing consents from more than 50% of the Company’s outstanding shares.
An independent inspector of election will promptly review and certify the
validity of the written consents delivered to the Company. The HMA board is
committed to ensuring an orderly transition if the written consents delivered
by Glenview are validated by the independent inspector of election.

The Company will provide further information when the review of the
independent inspector of election is complete.

                          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,” “pending,” “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 projections of revenue,
provisions for doubtful accounts, income or loss, capital expenditures, debt
structure, principal payments on debt, capital structure, the amount and
timing of funds under the meaningful use measurement standard of various
Healthcare Information Technology incentive programs, other financial items
and operating statistics, statements regarding our plans and objectives for
future operations, the impact of changes in observation stays, our ability to
achieve process efficiencies, factors we believe may have an impact on our
deductibles and co-pays, acquisitions, acquisition financing, divestitures,
joint ventures, market service development and other transactions, statements
of future economic performance, statements regarding our legal proceedings and
other loss contingencies (including, but not limited to, the timing and
estimated costs of such matters), statements regarding market risk exposures,
statements regarding our ability to achieve cost efficiencies and/or
reductions, statements regarding the effects and/or interpretations of
recently enacted or future health care laws and regulations, statements
regarding the potential impact of health care exchanges, statements of the
beliefs or assumptions underlying or relating to any of the foregoing
statements, and statements that 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, 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.

            Important Additional Information and Where to Find It

Health Management Associates, Inc. (“Health Management”) and its directors and
executive officers are deemed to be participants in the solicitation of
consent revocations from Health Management stockholders in connection with the
consent solicitation conducted by Glenview Capital Partners, L.P. and certain
of its affiliates. Health Management filed, on July 19, 2013, a definitive
consent revocation statement with the SEC in response to the consent
solicitation conducted by Glenview Capital Partners, L.P. and certain of its
affiliates. STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE CONSENT REVOCATION STATEMENT
AND ACCOMPANYING WHITE CONSENT REVOCATION CARD (INCLUDING ANY AMENDMENTS OR
SUPPLEMENTS THERETO) AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT HEALTH MANAGEMENT
WILL FILE WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Information about Health Management executive officers
and directors, and their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or
otherwise, is set forth (i) in the definitive consent revocation statement,
(ii) in the proxy statement for Health Management’s 2013 Annual Meeting of
Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on April 4, 2013, and (iii) in
other materials to be filed with the SEC. Investors and securityholders may
obtain free copies of these documents (when they are available) and other
documents filed with the SEC at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. In
addition, the documents filed by Health Management with the SEC may be
obtained free of charge by contacting Health Management at Health Management,
Attn: Investor Relations (239)598-3131. Health Management’s filings with the
SEC are also available on its website at ir.hma.com.

Contact:

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