SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Clifton Steven E.

(Last) (First) (Middle)
HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC.
5811 PELICAN BAY BOULEVARD, SUITE 500

(Street)
NAPLES FL 34108

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, INC [ HMA ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Senior VP and General Counsel
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
12/10/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value 12/10/2012 P 10,000 A $7.76 10,000 (1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Deferred Stock Award $0 (2) 08/20/2016 Class A Common Stock, $.01 par value 60,000 (2) 60,000 (2) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares are held jointly by Mr. Clifton and his wife.
2. This deferred stock award granted under the Issuer's Amended and Restated 1996 Executive Incentive Compensation Plan was previously reported by Mr. Clifton and, except as otherwise provided in the award notice, vests 25% on each anniversary date over four years of continued employment.
Remarks:
/s/ Gary S. Bryant, Attorney-in-fact for Steven E. Clifton 12/11/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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