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Lifepoint Hospitals Profit Boosted From Health-Care Reform
The Wall Street Journal

Lifepoint Hospitals Inc. said its second-quarter earnings jumped, leading the rural hospital operator to boost its outlook for the year amid benefits from the health-care reform law.

“Our results reflect improving margins, enhancements to patient safety and quality of care, the strength of our recent acquisitions and our successful efforts to capture the benefits of expanded coverage under health care reform,” Chief Executive William F. Carpenter III said.