Health Management Announces New Board of Directors

  Health Management Announces New Board of Directors

Business Wire

NAPLES, Fla. -- August 16, 2013

Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE: HMA) today announced that a majority
of its shareholders have appointed a new Board of Directors. An independent
inspector of election has certified the written consents representing more
than 50% of the Company’s outstanding shares delivered to the Company by
Glenview Capital Management, L.P. As such, the eight nominees put forth by
Glenview have been elected to serve on the Company’s Board of Directors. The
new members of the Company’s Board of Directors are Steven Epstein, Mary
Taylor Behrens, Kirk Gorman, Stephen Guillard, Joann Reed, John McCarty,
Steven Shulman and Peter Urbanowicz. Biographical information for the new
members of the Company’s Board of Directors will be provided in a Form 8-K to
be filed by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

                          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.


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