Ownership Submission
FORM 4
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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
MCALISTER GEORGE WAYNE
  2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
TRIAD HOSPITALS INC [TRI]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
Division President
(Last)
(First)
(Middle)
5800 TENNYSON PARKWAY
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
07/25/2007
(Street)

PLANO, TX 75024
4. If Amendment, Date 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
(City)
(State)
(Zip)
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
Common Stock 07/25/2007   D   23,976 D $ 54 0 D  
Common Stock 07/25/2007   D   707 D $ 54 0 I By ESOP
Common Stock 07/25/2007   D   58 D $ 54 0 I By 401(k) Plan

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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 Underlying Securities
(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 of Derivative Security: 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
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 30 07/25/2007   D     40,000   (1) 04/27/2011 Common Stock 40,000 $ 24 0 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 32.15 07/25/2007   D     40,000   (2) 02/07/2012 Common Stock 40,000 $ 21.85 0 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 25.94 07/25/2007   D     16,000   (3) 02/06/2013 Common Stock 16,000 $ 28.06 0 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 35.52 07/25/2007   D     32,000   (4) 02/04/2014 Common Stock 32,000 $ 18.48 0 D  
Employee Stock Option (right to buy) $ 42.51 07/25/2007   D     30,000   (5) 02/03/2015 Common Stock 30,000 $ 11.49 0 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
 Director  10% Owner  Officer  Other
MCALISTER GEORGE WAYNE
5800 TENNYSON PARKWAY
PLANO, TX 75024
      Division President  

Signatures

 Rebecca Hurley, as attorney-in-fact for George Wayne McAlister   07/25/2007
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) This option, which provided for vesting in four equal annual installments beginning April 27, 2002, was canceled pursuant to the merger agreement between the Issuer, Community Health Systems, Inc. and FWCT-1 Corporation in exchange for a cash payment of $960,000, representing the difference between the exercise price of the option and the cash merger consideration ($54 per share).
(2) This option, which provided for vesting in four equal annual installments beginning February 7, 2003, was canceled in the merger in exchange for a cash payment of $874,000, representing the difference between the exercise price of the option and the cash merger consideration ($54 per share).
(3) This option, which provided for vesting in four equal annual installments beginning February 6, 2004, was canceled in the merger in exchange for a cash payment of $448,960, representing the difference between the exercise price of the option and the cash merger consideration ($54 per share).
(4) This option, which provided for vesting in four equal annual installments beginning February 4, 2005, was canceled in the merger in exchange for a cash payment of $591,360, representing the difference between the exercise price of the option and the cash merger consideration ($54 per share).
(5) This option, which provided for vesting in four equal annual installments beginning February 3, 2006, was canceled in the merger in exchange for a cash payment of $344,700, representing the difference between the exercise price of the option and the cash merger consideration ($54 per share).

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