LifePoint CEO Carpenter Recognized as a “Hospital and Health System Leader to Know”

September 15, 2011

Brentwood, Tenn. (September 15, 2011) – LifePoint Hospitals® (NASDAQ: LPNT) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William F. Carpenter III has been recognized as a “Hospital and Health System Leader to Know” by Becker’s Hospital Review. The publication released its 2011 list, which recognizes individuals leading prominent American healthcare organizations, on September 2.

“Armed with impressive accomplishments, extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the healthcare industry, these men and women continue to guide their respective organizations through change and innovation,” a Becker’s editor said. “Leaders were selected for inclusion on this list based on nominations, inclusion in previous Becker’s Hospital Review lists and research conducted by the Becker’s editorial team.”

Carpenter has served as CEO of LifePoint Hospitals since June 2006, and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in December 2010.  Prior to his appointment as CEO, he served as executive vice president of the company from February 2004.

In addition, Carpenter served as general counsel and secretary of the company since May 1999 and corporate governance officer since February 2003. From May 1999 to February 2004, he was also senior vice president.

Carpenter currently serves as chair of the Federation of American Hospitals, the national representative of investor-owned or managed hospitals and health systems.

About LifePoint Hospitals

LifePoint Hospitals® 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, Tenn., 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.