Community Health Systems, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services to patients in the United States. Services The company provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it owns and operates in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. As of December 31, 2013, the company owned or leased 135 hospitals, comprised of 131 general acute care hospitals and 4 stand-alone rehabilitation or psychiatric hospitals. These hospitals are geographically diversified across 29 states, with an aggregate of 20,180 licensed beds. The company provides a range of general and specialized hospital healthcare services and other outpatient services to patients in the communities in which it is located. Services provided through hospitals and affiliated businesses include general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric and rehabilitation services. The company also provides additional outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers and home health and hospice agencies. An integral part of providing these services is its relationship and network of affiliated physicians at hospitals and affiliated businesses. As of December 31, 2013, the company employed approximately 2,500 physicians and an additional 650 licensed healthcare practitioners. Through its management and operation of these businesses, the company provides standardization and centralization of operations across various business areas; strategic assistance to expand and improve services and facilities; implementation of patient safety and quality of care improvement programs and assistance in the recruitment of additional physicians and licensed healthcare practitioners to the markets in which its hospitals are located. In addition to hospitals and related businesses, the company also owned and operated 63 licensed home care agencies and 28 licensed hospice agencies, as of December 31, 2013, located primarily in markets where it also operates a hospital. Also, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, the company provides management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. Business Strategy The company’s objective is to increase shareholder value by providing high-quality patient care using cost effective and efficient operations while pursuing selective growth opportunities. The main elements of its business strategy to achieve this objective are to: increase revenue at facilities; improve profitability; improve patient safety and quality of care; and grow through selective acquisitions. Strategic Alliances In March 2013, the company announced a new strategic alliance with Cleveland Clinic, an academic medical center. History Community Health Systems, Inc. was founded in 1985.
community health systems inc
4000 Meridian Boulevard
Franklin, TN 37067
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