LifePoint Health Inc was incorporated in Delaware and was established in May 1999 as LifePoint Hospitals Inc. The Company is a healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier. The Company through its subsidiaries owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities. It owns and operates 67 hospital campuses in 21 states throughout the United States (U.S.), having a total of 8,243 licensed beds. The Company's hospitals provide the medical and surgical services commonly available in hospitals in non-urban markets. These services include general surgery, internal medicine, obstetrics, emergency room care, radiology, oncology, diagnostic care, coronary care, rehabilitation services, pediatric services, and, in some of its hospitals, specialized services such as open-heart surgery, skilled nursing, psychiatric care and neuro-surgery. In many markets, it also provides outpatient services such as same-day surgery, laboratory, x-ray, respiratory therapy, imaging, sports medicine and lithotripsy. The services provided at any specific hospital depend on factors such as community need for the service, whether physicians necessary to operate the service line safely are members of the medical staff of that hospital, whether the service might be supported by community residents, and any contractual or certificate of need restrictions that exist. Hospitals located in non-urban markets, its hospitals do not engage in extensive medical research and medical education programs. However, a number of hospitals have affiliations with medical schools, including the clinical rotation of medical and pharmacy students, and two of its hospitals own and operate schools of nursing and other allied health professions.
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