LifePoint Hospitals Completes Acquisition of Sumner Regional Health Systems

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Sumner Regional Health Systems (SRHS) for a purchase price of $145 million plus working capital. In addition, LifePoint Hospitals will invest $60 million in capital investments in the system’s four hospitals over the next decade and will provide charity care to residents in surrounding areas and inmates of Sumner County.


In commenting on the closing, William F. Carpenter III, LifePoint’s president and chief executive officer, said, “Sumner Regional Health Systems is an excellent addition to LifePoint’s family of hospitals. The employees and medical staff share LifePoint’s mission of making communities healthier. We look forward to working with them to enhance the scope of services available and to find new and even better ways to provide quality healthcare close to home for the residents of these communities.”

The three-market hospital system, which is being renamed HighPoint Health System, employs more than 1,300 people and serves 11 counties in the northern middle Tennessee region. Facilities include 155-bed Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, one of the largest non-government employers in Sumner County and a provider of quality care in cancer treatment, cardiac care, same day surgery, orthopaedics, diagnostics, women’s health, home health care and rehabilitation services; Riverview Regional Medical Center North and South, an 88-bed medical center with two campuses in Carthage; and Trousdale Medical Center, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Hartsville. All facilities are fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

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 52 hospital campuses in 17 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, www.LifePointHospitals.com All references to “LifePoint,” “LifePoint Hospitals,” or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Posted September 1, 2010

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