LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced today that it will provide an online Web simulcast of its second quarter conference call on Friday, August 8, 2008. The Company™s results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2008, will be released before the open of the market on Friday, August 8, 2008.

The live broadcast of LifePoint Hospitals™ conference call will begin at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on August 8th. A 30-day online replay will be available approximately an hour following the conclusion of the live broadcast. A link to these events can be found on the Company™s website at or

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. is a leading hospital company focused on providing healthcare services in non-urban communities in 17 states. Of the Company™s 48 hospitals, 44 are in communities where LifePoint Hospitals is the sole community hospital provider. LifePoint Hospitals™ non-urban operating strategy offers continued operational improvement by focusing on five guiding principles that outline the Company™s vision: delivering compassionate, high quality patient care; supporting physicians; creating an outstanding environment for employees; providing unmatched community value; and ensuring fiscal responsibility. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, LifePoint Hospitals is affiliated with approximately 21,000 employees. More information about LifePoint Hospitals can be found on its website,

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc.
Penny L. Brake, 615-372-8532
Vice President of Finance