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Community Health Systems Reschedules Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2015 Conference Call

FRANKLIN, Tenn., Feb. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) today announced that it is changing the date of its previously announced fourth quarter and year-end 2015 conference call to Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The start time of the call will remain 10:00 a.m. Central time, 11:00 a.m. Eastern time. The press release announcing results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2015 will be issued on Monday, February 15, 2016.

A live broadcast of the conference call will be available online at www.chs.net. To listen to the live call, please go to the web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download, and install any necessary audio software. The online replay will follow shortly after the call and continue through March 16, 2016.

During this call, Community Health Systems will review the Company’s financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2015.

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 communities across the country. Through its subsidiaries, the Company currently owns, leases or operates 195 affiliated hospitals in 29 states with an aggregate of approximately 30,000 licensed beds.

The Company has announced plans for a spin-off transaction to create a new, publicly traded company, Quorum Health Corporation, with 38 affiliated hospitals and related outpatient services in 16 states, together with Quorum Health Resources, LLC, a subsidiary providing management advisory and consulting services to non-affiliated hospitals. The transaction is expected to close during the first half of 2016.

The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.chs.net.

Investor Contact: W. Larry Cash President of Financial Services and Chief Financial Officer (615) 465-7000 or Michael J. Culotta Vice President - Investor Relations (615) 465-7037

Source:Community Health Systems, Inc.