HCA Holdings, Inc. operates as a health care services company in the United States. The company’s facilities are located in 20 states and England. Health Care Facilities The company owns, manages, or operates hospitals; freestanding surgery centers; diagnostic and imaging centers; radiation and oncology therapy centers; rehabilitation and physical therapy centers; and various other facilities. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned and operated 159 general, acute care hospitals with 42,240 licensed beds. The company’s general, acute care hospitals provide a range of services to accommodate such medical specialties as internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, oncology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, and obstetrics. Outpatient and ancillary health care services are provided by its general, acute care hospitals, freestanding surgery centers, diagnostic centers, and rehabilitation facilities. The company’s psychiatric hospitals provide a range of mental health care services through inpatient, partial hospitalization, and outpatient settings. Majority of its general, acute care hospitals also provide medical and surgical services, including inpatient care, intensive care, cardiac care, diagnostic services, and emergency services. In addition, the general, acute care hospitals also provide outpatient services, such as outpatient surgery, laboratory, radiology, respiratory therapy, cardiology, and physical therapy. As of December 31, 2013, the company operated 5 psychiatric hospitals with 556 licensed beds. Its psychiatric hospitals provide therapeutic programs, including child, adolescent and adult psychiatric care, adult and adolescent alcohol and drug abuse treatment and counseling. As of December 31, 2013, the company also operated 1 rehabilitation hospital and 115 freestanding surgery centers. The company operates outpatient health care facilities, which include freestanding ambulatory surgery centers, freestanding emergency care facilities, diagnostic and imaging centers, outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy centers, outpatient radiation and oncology therapy centers, and various other facilities. Certain of the company’s affiliates provide various management services to its health care facilities, including patient safety programs; ethics and compliance programs; national supply contracts; equipment purchasing and leasing contracts; accounting, financial and clinical systems; governmental reimbursement assistance; construction planning and coordination; information technology systems and solutions; legal counsel; human resources services; and internal audit services. Business Strategy The company’s business strategy is to improve its presence in existing markets; achieve industry-leading performance in clinical and satisfaction measures; recruit and employ physicians to meet the need for high quality health services; continue to utilize its scale and market positions to improve profitability; and selectively pursue a disciplined development strategy. Regulation and Other Factors Each of the company’s acute care hospitals located in the United States is eligible to participate in Medicare and Medicaid programs and is accredited by The Joint Commission. The company has adopted and distributed policies pertaining to the federal False Claims Act and relevant state laws. The company’s hospitals in the United States are subject to the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act. History HCA Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1968. The company was incorporated in Nevada in 1990 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1993.
hca holdings inc
(2BH:Berlin Stock Exchange)
One Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203
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