Graduate Medical Education
HCA Healthcare is a nationwide graduate medical education leader with 300+ residency and fellowship programs across 16 states, training more than 5,100 residents and fellows.
In 2022, HCA Healthcare offered positions to over 1,860 residents and fellows, which is expected to be the largest incoming class nationally among U.S. teaching hospital systems.
In response to COVID-19, HCA Healthcare participated in the launch of the Dynamic Ventilator Reserve and our hospitals distributed 1,000 ventilators nationwide.
HCA Healthcare continues to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, treating more than 160,000 COVID-19 inpatients in 2021 and over 271,000 total from February 2020 to December 2021 — more than any other health system in the country.
HCA Healthcare has not laid off or furloughed anyone due to the pandemic, and executive staff took pay cuts to preserve workers’ jobs.
HCA Healthcare paid $5.5 billion in local, state, and federal taxes in 2021 – including $2.6 billion of income, property, sales, and use taxes.
GME in Florida
HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education is the largest sponsor of residency and fellowship programs in Florida, with more than 2,000 residents and fellows enrolled in the 22 teaching hospitals across the state.
Galen College of Nursing
HCA Healthcare acquired majority ownership of Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest educators of nurses in the U.S. With approximately 93,000 registered nurses, HCA Healthcare is committed to expanding access to quality nursing education and launched three new nursing school locations in 2021.
HCA Healthcare Returned $6 Billion in CARES Act Funds
HCA Healthcare is in the fortunate position to be able to return $6 billion in CARES Act funding it received – $1.6 billion in provider relief funds will be returned and $4.4 billion in accelerated Medicare payments will be repaid in full ahead of schedule.
182 Hospitals, 20 States
HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare and is comprised of 182 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics in 20 states and the United Kingdom.
In 2021, HCA Healthcare attended to 35 million patient encounters, 8.4 million emergency room visits, and 217,000 baby deliveries.
HCA Healthcare invested $3.5 billion in capital spending to expand or bring new services to communities.
In 2021, HCA Healthcare absorbed $3.3 billion in charity care and uncompensated care costs.
Sarah Cannon, the Cancer Institute of HCA Healthcare, provides state-of-the-art cancer care close to home for hundreds of thousands of patients, a number unmatched by any single cancer center.
HCA Healthcare employs 283,000+ colleagues, 93,000 registered nurses, and 45,000 active physicians.
62nd on Fortune 500
HCA Healthcare ranked 62nd on the Fortune 500 list in 2021 and has 27 consecutive years on the list.
Founded in 1968
Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. and other physicians wanted to raise capital and procure the latest medical technology for Nashville’s Park View Hospital in the mid-1960s, but couldn’t find a group that would be the right fit. The answer: HCA Healthcare, founded in 1968.
HCA Healthcare in London
HCA caters for almost half of all private patients in London. HCA’s London hospitals include The Wellington Hospital, just north of London’s West End, which is the UK’s largest private hospital, along with The Portland Hospital, which is the only acute hospital of its kind in London.
HCA Healthcare’s Park View Hospital
Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. founded Park View Hospital in 1960 after was unable to admit his patients to the not-for-profit and church-affiliated hospitals that dominated Nashville in the 1950’s. He served as Park View’s CEO until 1968, when Park View became HCA’s first hospital.
Largest in 1973
HCA Healthcare became the largest, publicly owned, hospital management company in 1973, only four years after the company’s first IPO.
HCA Healthcare and … KFC?
Jack Massey bought Kentucky Fried Chicken from its founder, Harland Sanders, four years before he co-founded HCA with Drs. Thomas Frist Sr. and Jr.
HCA Healthcare’s First of Three IPO’s
HCA’s first initial public offering (1969) sparked a year of growth that saw HCA Healthcare more than double the number of hospitals it managed, going from 11 to 26. To date, HCA has gone public on three separate occasions.