Philanthropic Initiatives, Financial Results, Recognitions, Acquisitions and Partnerships - Research Report on DaVita,

 Philanthropic Initiatives, Financial Results, Recognitions, Acquisitions and
Partnerships - Research Report on DaVita, Brookdale, UHS, Kindred Healthcare,
                           and LifePoint Hospitals

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NEW YORK, November 11, 2013

NEW YORK, November 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting DaVita
HealthCare Partners Inc. (NYSE: DVA), Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:
BKD), Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE: UHS), Kindred Healthcare Inc.
(NYSE: KND), and LifePoint Hospitals Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. Research Report 

On November 6, 2013, DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. (DaVita) reported that
DaVita®, a division of the Company is offering tips and resources about
managing diabetes and kidney disease during the National Diabetes Month of
November. "With the right knowledge and education, diabetes does not have to
result in kidney disease," said Erika Compost, DaVita facility administrator
and Kidney SmartSM educator. The Company informed that DaVita is offering a
free, online risk assessment quiz at its website as a way to educate the
public about the risk factors that can lead to kidney disease, along with meal
planning tools and recipes to help people manage their diabetes through diet.
The Full Research Report on DaVita, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at:

[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5986_DVA]

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Brookdale Senior Living Inc. Research Report

On November 6, 2013, Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (Brookdale) reported its
financial results for Q3 2013. The Company's total revenue increased 4.7% YoY
to $729.0 million during the quarter. Net loss was $967,000 or $0.01 per
diluted share in Q3 2013, compared to net loss of $12.2 million or $0.10 per
diluted share in Q3 2012. Commenting on the results, Brookdale's CEO, Andy
Smith said, "Brookdale's operating and financial momentum continued for the
third quarter, with double digit growth in CFFO driven by higher occupancy,
better pricing and cost control. We produced the best comparable and
sequential quarter occupancy increases achieved thus far in 2013 for both our
total senior housing portfolio and our same community portfolio. With a
gradually improving economic environment and increasing traction from our
marketing and operational initiatives, we are well positioned to build on the
strong performance trends of the first nine months of 2013." The Full Research
Report on Brookdale Senior Living Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at:

[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/fefe_BKD]

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Universal Health Services Inc. Research Report

On October 30, 2013, Universal Health Services Inc. (UHS) announced that a
total of 48 facilities owned and operated by subsidiaries of UHS are
recognized by The Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures
for 2012. According to the Company, the aforesaid 48 facilities include 43
behavioral health and five acute care hospitals, of which 16 facilities have
received the honor for the second consecutive year. Alan B. Miller, Chairman
and CEO of UHS, said, "We understand that what matters most to patients at UHS
facilities is safe, effective care. That's why we make a commitment to
accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based
practice. We are proud that our facilities received the distinction of being a
Joint Commission Top Performer on Key Quality Measures." The Full Research
Report on Universal Health Services Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at:

[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/7d77_UHS]

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Kindred Healthcare Inc. Research Report 

On November 5, 2013, Kindred Healthcare Inc. (Kindred Healthcare) announced
that its subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement with HCP, Inc. and its
affiliates to acquire the real estate associated with nine nursing centers
that it currently leases from HCP for c.$83 million. "Purchasing the real
estate of these nursing centers is an important step as we continue to reduce
our lease obligations, our most expensive debt, and advance our repositioning
plan," said Paul J. Diaz, CEO of Kindred Healthcare. "This transaction allows
us to continue to invest in our Integrated Care Markets, and growing Care
Management business, Kindred at Home. In an evolving healthcare environment,
today's announcement better positions us to deliver on our commitment to our
Mission and create value for our patients and shareholders." The Full Research
Report on Kindred Healthcare Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:

[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/ab58_KND]

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LifePoint Hospitals Inc. Research Report

On November 1, 2013, LifePoint Hospitals Inc. (LifePoint) and the Board of
Directors of Fauquier Health, together announced a joint venture agreement to
share ownership and operation of Fauquier Health. The two companies informed
that under the terms of the agreement, LifePoint will own 80% of the newly
formed joint venture, while Fauquier Health and the Warrenton community will
jointly own the remaining 20% stake. "Fauquier Health has been a vital part of
the healthcare infrastructure in northern Virginia for more than 85 years,"
said LifePoint's Chairman and CEO, William F. Carpenter III. "We see a very
bright future for Fauquier Health. We are proud to welcome the system to
LifePoint and excited to work with its team to find ways that we can enhance
healthcare in Warrenton and the surrounding region for generations to come."
The Full Research Report on LifePoint Hospitals Inc. - including full detailed
breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free
of charge at:

[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/f06d_LPNT]

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