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HARRY N. BEATY, M.D., ELECTED TO HEALTHTRUST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Harry N. Beaty, M.D., has been elected to the board of directors of HealthTrust, Inc., according to R. Clayton McWhorter, chairman and chief executive officer of the company.
 Dr. Beaty has served as professor of medicine and dean of the Northwestern University Medical School since 1983. He also is president of Northwestern University Medical Faculty Foundation, an academic multi- specialty group practice with over 400 physicians. Prior to his appointment at Northwestern University, he served as professor and chairman of medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and chief of medical service at the Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington, Vt.
 A specialist in internal medicine and infectious diseases, Dr. Beaty has reviewed research proposals for the Veterans Administration as a member of its Merit Review Board. He also has been a member of the study section on bacteriology and mycology of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. He has published more than 90 journal articles and book chapters on infectious diseases.
 Dr. Beaty is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He has been a councillor to the Infectious Diseases Society of America and was the chairman of its publications committee between 1983 and 1986. Currently, he is chairman of the Council of Deans of the Association of American Medical Colleges. His additional professional memberships include the American Federation of Clinical Research, the American Medical Association, the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Society for Microbiology and the American Society of Internal Medicine.
 Dr. Beaty is licensed to practice medicine in Washington, California and Illinois. He is a director of Becton Dickinson and Company.
 "We are enormously pleased Dr. Beaty is joining the HealthTrust board of directors," said McWhorter. "Dr. Beaty's perspective as a physician and an academician will be a valuable resource to our company as the country undergoes enormous changes in the way we delivery health care."
 Dr. Beaty's appointment to the HealthTrust board of directors brings the number of directors to nine and the number of outside directors to six.
 HealthTrust, Inc., through its 82 affiliated hospitals, is one of the largest providers of health care in the United States, owning and operating health care facilities in 21 southern and western states.
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 /CONTACT: Paula Lovell of Lovell Communications, 615-297-7766, for HealthTrust, or Merilyn Herbert of HealthTrust, 615-298-6261/


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