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CHS Corporate

 
Overview
Community Health Systems (CHS) located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb of Nashville, Tennessee, is the largest publicly-traded hospital company 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, the Company currently owns, leases or operates approximately 132 hospitals in 28 states and one in Ireland, with an aggregate of approximately 19,200 licensed beds. Its hospitals offer a broad range of inpatient medical and surgical services, outpatient treatment and skilled nursing care. In addition, through its QHR subsidiary, the Company provides management and consulting services to independent general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. Shares in Community Health Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CYH."

For the fiscal year that ended December 31, 2006, CHS generated $4.4 billion in revenues."

Culture
The key elements of our business strategy are to: Increase Revenue at Our Facilities We seek to increase our share of the healthcare dollars spent by local residents and limit inpatient and outpatient migration to larger urban facilities. Our initiatives to increase revenue include:
  • recruiting additional primary care physicians and specialists;
  • expanding the breadth of services offered at our hospitals through targeted capital expenditures; and
  • providing the capital to invest in our facilities, particularly in our emergency rooms and ancillary services.
Grow Through Selective Acquisitions Each year we intend to acquire, on a selective basis, two to four hospitals. We estimate that there are currently approximately 325 hospitals that meet our acquisition criteria. These hospitals are primarily not-for-profit or municipally owned. We pursue acquisition candidates that:
  • have a general service area population between 20,000 and 200,000 with a stable or growing population base;
  • are the sole or primary provider of general hospital services in the community;
  • are located more than 25 miles from a competing hospital;
  • are not located in an area that is dependent upon a single employer or industry; and
  • have financial performance that we believe will benefit from our management's operating skills.
Reduce Costs To improve efficiencies and increase margins, we implement cost containment programs which include:
  • standardizing and centralizing our operations;
  • optimizing resource allocation by utilizing our company-devised case and resource management program;
  • capitalizing on purchasing efficiencies;
  • installing a standardized management information system; and
  • managing staffing levels.
Improve Quality We implement new programs to improve the quality of care provided. These include training programs, sharing of best practices, assistance in complying with regulatory requirements, standardized accreditation documentation, and patient, physician, and staff satisfaction surveys.
Benefits
We offer highly competitive recruitment packages providing generous start-up incentives and flexibility to meet individual needs. With over 65 acute care hospitals nationwide, located primarily in markets with less managed care than large metropolitan areas, Community Health Systems invites you to come settle down to new business success, new relationships and a new quality of life. Our hospitals are located in quiet and easy-paced communities just minutes away from some of the country's national parks, beaches, mountain ranges and metro areas. Whatever your lifestyle preference, chances are there's a CHS hospital in a community that meets your needs...a community that values local healthcare and one that strongly supports the physicians who choose to practice there.
Career Opportunities
Community Health Systems, Inc. (ticker: CYH, exchange: New York Stock Exchange (.N)) News Release - 4/6/2006

Community Health Systems to Broadcast First-Quarter 2006 Conference Call Live on the Internet

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2006--Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:CYH) today announced that it will provide an online Web simulcast and rebroadcast of its first-quarter 2006 conference call.

The Company will issue a press release announcing its results on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, after the regular close of trading. The conference call is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Central time, 11:30 a.m. Eastern time, on Thursday, April 27, 2006. A live broadcast of the conference call will be available online at www.chs.net and www.earnings.com. 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 May 27, 2006.

During this call Community Health Systems will review the Company's financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006.
Vision
Our Statement of Beliefs
  • We are dedicated to providing personalized, caring and efficient service to patients, with total satisfaction as a top priority.

  • We recognize the value of employees in providing quality, personalized care and encourages involvement through open communications and recognition systems.

  • We are committed to involving local physicians, both as consumers of service and as providers, who play a key role in ensuring quality care.

  • We are committed to community involvement at each of its hometown hospitals through the establishment of strong local governing boards.

  • We are committed to building a network of healthy hospitals that we believe to be vital to all community residents, as well as to the economic development of their community.

  • Through services, quality and innovation, Springs Memorial Hospital maintains its leadership in health care service delivery.
People
Choosing a life devoted to medicine was a major career decision. Deciding where to build your practice is a major life decision. Whether you are a medical resident or a seasoned physician looking to relocate, we have a Medical Staff Development team that is available to discuss the current opportunities at CHS hospitals and guide you through the interviewing, visiting, signing, and start-up stages of your new endeavor. In addition, there is on-going practice management support to help make your practice the best it can be.

Whatever your lifestyle preference, chances are there's a CHS hospital in a community that meets your needs...a community that values local healthcare and one that strongly supports the physicians who choose to practice there.
Contact
Community Health Systems, Inc. 155 Franklin Road, Suite 400 Brentwood, TN 37027-4600 Telephone: (615) 373-9600