LifePoint Names Leif Murphy Chief Financial Officer

  LifePoint Names Leif Murphy Chief Financial Officer

            Jeffrey S. Sherman to Step Down to Relocate to Dallas

Business Wire

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- August 21, 2013

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT), a leading hospital company focused
on providing quality healthcare close to home, today announced that Leif
Murphy has been appointed chief financial officer, effective September 14,
2013. Murphy succeeds JeffreyS. Sherman, who is leaving the Company to pursue
another opportunity in Dallas, Texas, that is located closer to his family.

“Over the last four years, Jeff has been instrumental in extending LifePoint’s
market leadership,” said William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief
executive officer of LifePoint. “Jeff has helped advance our organic growth
initiatives, target key acquisitions and position the Company to benefit from
healthcare reform to create long-term value for shareholders. On behalf of the
entire LifePoint Board and management team, I thank him for his many
contributions and wish him and his family much happiness in the years ahead.”

Sherman said, “It has been a privilege to be part of an organization as
strong, vibrant and distinguished as LifePoint. I am proud of the achievements
this company has realized during my time here, and I have great confidence in
its leadership and future success. I look forward to working with Leif and the
other members of the finance team to ensure a smooth transition.”

Carpenter continued, “We are pleased to name Leif as chief financial officer.
Leif is an exceptional leader, and we believe he is ideally suited to take on
the role of chief financial officer. Leif’s two decades of experience in
healthcare, business development and finance have helped him cultivate a
unique skillset and extensive knowledge of our industry. For the past two
years, he has been an integral part of our senior management team and played a
leading role in managing and overseeing LifePoint’s growth and development
strategy, including acquisitions, innovative partnerships and in-market
expansion efforts at existing hospitals. We are confident that his range of
experiences will be invaluable as he serves as our chief financial officer.”

In commenting on his appointment, Leif Murphy said, “I am honored and excited
to have been named to the role of chief financial officer. Over the last two
years, I have been fortunate to be a part of LifePoint’s talented leadership
team that has shaped the Company’s business and growth strategy. LifePoint is
well positioned as a healthcare provider in communities around the country and
has significant growth potential. I look forward to contributing to the
Company in this new capacity.”

Murphy brings nearly 20 years of healthcare finance and development experience
to LifePoint. Before joining LifePoint in 2011, he served as president and
chief executive officer of DSIRenal, Inc. Prior to DSI, he was senior vice
president and treasurer at Caremark, Inc. He has also held leadership roles at
Renal Care Group, Inc., National Nephrology Associates, Inc. and HealthSouth
Corporation. He received a BA in Business Administration from Furman
University in Greensville, South Carolina, and his MBA from The College of
William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.

In addition, the Company noted that there has been no change to its previously
issued 2013 guidance.

About LifePoint Hospitals

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on providing
quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint
operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states. With a mission of “Making
Communities Healthier®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in
the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the Company,
which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website, All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint
Hospitals,” or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint
Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.


LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Jeff Sherman, 615-372-8501
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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