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LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a holding company which owns and
operates general acute care hospitals in non-urban communities in the United States.
Its subsidiaries own or lease their respective facilities and other assets.
In 2006, it operated 52 hospitals. LifePoint’s hospitals are geographically
diversified across 19 states: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, New Mexico, South Carolina,
West Virginia and Wyoming. On September 5, 2006, it acquired
Center located in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
In July 2007, a subsidiary of Tenet Healthcare Corporation completed the
purchase of Coastal Carolina Medical
Center, a 41-bed acute care hospital
located in Hardeeville, South Carolina, from LifePoint.
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