November 6, 2008

LifePoint Hospitals to Participate in 2008 Annual Credit Suisse Health Care Conference

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPNT) today announced that its management will give a presentation on the Company, followed by a question and answer session, at the 2008 Annual Credit Suisse Health Care Conference to be held November 11 - 14, 2008, in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Company also announced that a live broadcast of its conference presentation will be available on Thursday, November 13, 2008, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Mountain time. To access the broadcast, listeners should go to the Company's website,, approximately 15 minutes prior to the event to register and download any necessary software, Microsoft Media Player or RealPlayer. For those unable to listen to the live broadcast, a replay will be available for 30 days on the Company's website.

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,