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HCA Appoints Robert S. Hankins, Jr. Chief Financial Officer of Outpatient Services Group

May 27, 2004

HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced the appointment of Robert S. (Sam) Hankins, Jr. as Chief Financial Officer of its Outpatient Services Group.

Hankins currently is Chief Financial Officer of HCA's West Florida Division, in Palm Harbor, Florida. In his new role, Hankins is responsible for the financial operations of HCA's Outpatient Services Group.

"Sam is a veteran CFO with experience in several hospitals and several divisions," said Marilyn Tavenner, President of HCA's Outpatient Services Group. "I look forward to working with him in helping the company structure the new outpatient services group. He is a fantastic addition to the team."

Created early in 2004, the Outpatient Services Group has responsibility for all non-hospital based outpatient service. A significant portion of these responsibilities includes the development or acquisition of additional outpatient centers including surgery and diagnostics.

Hankins began his career with HCA in 1981 as Controller for CJW Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. From there he served as Chief Financial Officer of several hospitals and returned to CJW as Chief Financial Officer in 1994. In 1996, Hankins became Chief Financial Officer of HCA's Richmond Division. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the company's Northeast Division (no longer operational) in 1997, and took his most recent position as Chief Financial Officer of the West Florida Division in 1998.

Before joining HCA, he was Assistant Vice President of Fidelity American Bank in Richmond, Virginia.

Hankins, 54, is a member of the Health Care Financial Management Association, holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of South Carolina, in Columbia, S.C., and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va.

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Mark Kimbrough