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Webcast Alert: HCA Invites You to Join its Fourth Quarter and Year End 2003 Conference Call on the Web

January 19, 2004

In conjunction with HCA's Fourth Quarter and Year End earnings release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Feb. 3 at 8:30 a.m. CDT/9:30 a.m. EDT with Senior Management of HCA (NYSE: HCA).

    What:     HCA Fourth Quarter and Year End Earnings Release

    When:     Feb. 3, 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, 615-344-2688

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 Fourth Quarter and Year End 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