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Webcast Alert: HCA Invites You to Join Its Second Quarter 2004 Conference Call on the Web

July 23, 2004

In conjunction with HCA's Second Quarter earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on July 26 at 8:30 a.m. CDT/9:30 a.m. EDT with Senior Management of HCA (NYSE: HCA).

     What:     HCA Second Quarter Earnings Release

     When:     July 26, 2004 8:30 a.m. CDT/9:30 a.m. EDT


     How:      Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the web at the
               address above.

     Contact:  Mark Kimbrough, Vice President, Investor Relations,

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on the Web site . To access the replay, click on Second Quarter Webcast.

Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast:

The Windows Media Player software, downloadable free from and at least a 28.8Kbps connection to the Internet.

"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding HCA's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.

Mark Kimbrough, Vice President,
Investor Relations of HCA,