Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces Appointment of New Independent Director


FRANKLIN, Tennessee – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) today announced the appointment of Joseph A. Hastings, DMD to its board of directors for a term expiring at the 2022 annual meeting of shareholders.

Dr Hastings, 67, is an orthodontist in private practice in Mobile, Alabama, with over 37 years of experience in the healthcare industry. From 2016 to July 2020, Dr. Hastings served on the board of directors of Quorum Health Corporation, an operator of general acute care hospitals and ambulatory services, where he also served on its compensation committee, its governance committee. , as well as patient safety and quality of care. Committee. He has held numerous leadership positions in local, state and national dental and orthodontic societies. Board-certified in orthodontics, Dr. Hastings has been published in several orthodontic journals and holds two patents in the United States. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry and completed his postgraduate training at Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in New Orleans.

“Dr. Hastings brings a valuable perspective as a health professional to the CHS Board of Directors,” said Wayne T. Smith, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Community Health Systems, Inc. “His background in running a healthcare practice and his years as a practicing orthodontist will provide valuable insight and strengthen an already exceptional group of directors.Our Board of Directors is committed to ensuring strong governance of our organization as we work to deliver shareholder value and quality health care to the communities we serve.

As of September 15, 2021, the members of the Board of Directors of the Society are: Wayne T. Smith, John A. Clerico, Michael Dinkins, James S. Ely III, John A. Fry, Joseph A. Hastings, DMD, Tim L Hingtgen, Elizabeth T. Hirsch, William Norris Jennings, MD, K. Ranga Krishnan, MBBS, Julia B. North (Independent Director) and H. James Williams, PhD.

About Community Health Systems, Inc.

Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. The Company, through its subsidiaries, owns or leases 84 affiliated hospitals in 16 states with a total of approximately 13,000 licensed beds. The company’s headquarters are located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Community Health Systems, Inc. shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CYH”. Further information on the Company is available on its website


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