NAPLES, Fla., Jul 16, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE:HMA) today announced it
has appointed Alan Levine as its new senior vice president of health
development operations and government relations effective August 9, 2010.
Alan is a 19 year veteran of the health care industry, most recently
serving as Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals
and Senior Health Policy Advisor to Governor Bobby Jindal. In this role,
he oversaw a $7 billion annual budget and a wide range of state
operations, including hospitals and institutions serving health and
human services needs, Medicaid, public health, emergency response and
"Making sure we have assembled the best possible leadership team to
ensure our continued success is one of our top priorities. We believe
Alan's tremendous wealth of healthcare knowledge, successful record of
leadership, and expertise in government relations will complement our
operational focus to enable America's best local health care," said Gary
D. Newsome, President and Chief Executive Officer of Health Management.
"We welcome Alan back to the great state of Florida, and we believe his
unique skills and experience in government relations will contribute to
our successful navigation of an ever changing health care landscape."
Alan has a successful track record serving as the Chief Executive
Officer of several hospitals and health systems, including one of the
nation's largest not-for-profit public health care systems, Broward
Health. In addition to serving on the Governor's cabinet in Louisiana,
Alan also served as Secretary of the Florida Agency for Care
Administration, overseeing a budget of $16 billion and more than 30,000
health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted
living facilities and health care clinics. Prior to this, he was Deputy
Chief of Staff and Senior Health Policy Advisor to Florida Governor Jeb
In 2005, Modern Healthcare magazine named Alan an "Up and
Comer in American Healthcare", and in 2006, he was named one of 30
leaders nationwide likely to have a powerful impact on the future of
healthcare. Others on this list include President Barack Obama, former
House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and
Governor Bobby Jindal.
Alan holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Education and Community
Health, a Master's degree in Health Science, and a Master's of Business
Administration from the University of Florida.
Health Management enables America's best local health care by providing
the people, processes, capital and expertise necessary for its hospital
and physician partners to fulfill their local missions of delivering
superior health care services. Through its subsidiaries, Health
Management operates 58 hospitals, with approximately 8,600 licensed
beds, in non-urban communities located throughout the United States. All
references to "Health Management," "HMA" or the "Company" used in this
release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and its affiliates.
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Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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Inc. expects or anticipates will occur in the future, including but not
limited to projections of revenue, income or loss, capital expenditures,
earnings per share, debt structure, bad debt expense, capital structure,
repayment of indebtedness, other financial items, statements regarding
the plans and objectives of management for future operations, statements
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considered to be "forward-looking statements."
Because they are forward-looking, such statements should be evaluated in
light of important risk factors and uncertainties. These risk factors
and uncertainties are more fully described in Health Management
Associates, Inc.'s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly
Reports on Forms 10-Q under the heading entitled "Risk Factors." Should
one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any
of Health Management Associates, Inc.'s underlying assumptions prove
incorrect, actual results could vary materially from those currently
anticipated. In addition, undue reliance should not be placed on Health
Management Associates, Inc.'s forward-looking statements. Except as
required by law, Health Management Associates, Inc. disclaims any
obligation to update or publicly announce any revisions to any of the
forward-looking statements contained in this press release.
SOURCE: Health Management Associates, Inc.
Health Management Associates, Inc.
John C. Merriwether, 239-598-3131
Vice President of Financial Relations