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63 Community Health Systems Affiliated Hospitals Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

63 Community Health Systems Affiliated Hospitals Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission

16:45 EDT Wednesday, October 30, 2013

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (Business Wire) -- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that 63 of its affiliated hospitals have been recognized as Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, a leading accrediting agency for healthcare organizations.

The Joint Commission recognized 1,099 hospitals, or approximately one-third of the more than 3,300 eligible hospitals, for exemplary performance in using clinical processes shown to improve care for certain conditions, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care, children's asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. Ratings are based on an aggregate of accountability measures reported to The Joint Commission during the 2012 calendar year.

Of the 63 CHS-affiliated hospitals recognized this year, 25 have appeared on the list each of the three years that The Joint Commission has designated Top Performers. Only 182 hospitals nationwide have achieved recognition for three straight years.

“This recognition underscores our organization's very strong commitment to quality and patient safety, and demonstrates that physicians, nurses and other caregivers in our affiliated hospitals remain diligent in their use of evidence-based practices that can lead to better outcomes,” said Wayne T. Smith, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. “We applaud the efforts of the hospitals that achieved this distinction and especially commend those that have sustained such a high level of clinical excellence over the years.”

Recognized hospitals met three different 95 percent performance thresholds. First, the hospital achieved cumulative performance of 95 percent or above across all reported accountability measures. Second, recognized hospitals reached performance of 95 percent or above on every reported accountability measure where there are at least 30 denominator cases. Finally, hospitals must have at least one core measure set that has a composite rate of 95 percent or above, and, within that measure set, all applicable individual accountability measures must have a performance rate of 95 percent or above.

CHS-Affiliated Hospitals Named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures®:
Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, Palmer, Alaska
Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Flowers Hospital, Dothan, Alabama
Medical Center Enterprise, Enterprise, Alabama*
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, Foley, Alabama*
DeKalb Regional Medical Center, Fort Payne, Alabama*
L.V. Stabler Memorial Hospital, Greenville, Alabama*
Crestwood Medical Center, Huntsville, Alabama
Helena Regional Medical Center, Helena, Arkansas*
Harris Hospital, Newport, Arkansas
Western Arizona Regional Medical Center, Bullhead City, Arizona
Fallbrook Hospital, Fallbrook, California
Watsonville Community Hospital, Watsonville, California
North Okaloosa Medical Center, Crestview, Florida
Trinity Hospital of Augusta, Augusta, Georgia
Fannin Regional Hospital, Blue Ridge, Georgia
MetroSouth Medical Center, Blue Island, Illinois
Gateway Regional Medical Center, Granite City, Illinois*
Red Bud Regional Hospital, Red Bud, Illinois
Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Bluffton, Indiana*
Dupont Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana*
Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, Indiana
The Orthopedic Hospital of Lutheran Health Network, Fort Wayne, Indiana*
Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru, Indiana*
Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw, Indiana
Parkway Regional Hospital, Fulton, Kentucky*
Three Rivers Medical Center, Louisa, Kentucky*
Northern Louisiana Medical Center, Ruston, Louisiana
Moberly Regional Medical Center, Moberly, Missouri
Wesley Medical Center, Hattiesburg, Mississippi*
River Region Health System, Vicksburg, Mississippi
Carlsbad Medical Center, Carlsbad, New Mexico*
Lea Regional Medical Center, Hobbs, New Mexico
Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, Roswell, New Mexico
Mesa View Regional Hospital, Mesquite, Nevada
Ponca City Medical Center, Ponca City, Oklahoma*
Woodward Regional Hospital, Woodward, Oklahoma
McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center, Springfield, Oregon*
Brandywine Hospital, Coatesville, Pennsylvania
First Hospital, Kingston, Pennsylvania
Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
Pottstown Memorial Medical Center, Pottstown, Pennsylvania
Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Marlboro Park Hospital, Bennettsville, South Carolina*
Carolinas Hospital System, Florence, South Carolina
Springs Memorial Hospital, Lancaster, South Carolina*
Gateway Medical Center, Clarksville, Tennessee
Dyersburg Regional Medical Center, Dyersburg, Tennessee*
Regional Hospital of Jackson, Jackson, Tennessee
Henderson County Community Hospital, Lexington, Tennessee*
McKenzie Regional Hospital, McKenzie, Tennessee*
Heritage Medical Center, Shelbyville, Tennessee*
Big Bend Regional Medical Center, Alpine, Texas
Brownwood Regional Medical Center, Brownwood, Texas
Cedar Park Regional Medical Center, Cedar Park, Texas
South Texas Regional Medical Center, Jourdanton, Texas*
Laredo Medical Center, Laredo, Texas
Woodland Heights Medical Center, Lufkin, Texas*
San Angelo Community Medical Center, San Angelo, Texas
DeTar Healthcare System, Victoria, Texas
Weatherford Regional Medical Center, Weatherford, Texas*
Southern Virginia Regional Medical Center, Emporia, Virginia
Plateau Medical Center, Oak Hill, West Virginia

*Denotes third consecutive year as a Top Performer

About Community Health Systems, Inc.

Located in the Nashville, Tennessee, suburb of Franklin, Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly-traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in non-urban and mid-size markets throughout the country. Through its subsidiaries, CHS currently owns, leases or operates 135 hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 20,000 licensed beds. Its hospitals offer a broad range of inpatient and outpatient medical and surgical services. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CYH."

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements contained in this news release include forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future events or results may differ materially from these statements. Readers are referred to the documents filed by Community Health Systems, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's annual report on Form 10-K.

Community Health Systems, Inc.
Investor Contact:
W. Larry Cash, 615-465-7000
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Media Contact:
Tomi Galin, 615-628-6607
Vice President, Corporate Communications

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