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Hospital operator LifePoint's profit falls 30 pct

Oct 27 - U.S. hospital operator LifePoint Health Inc on Friday reported a 30.4 percent fall in third-quarter profit as patient volumes declined.

Net income attributable to LifePoint fell to $27.5 million, or 67 cents per share, in the quarter ended Sept. 30, from $39.5 million, or 92 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales fell to 1.56 billion from $1.58 billion. (Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadhyay in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)