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HCA Receives International Compliance Award

April 24, 2006

HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced today it has received an International Compliance Award from the Health Care Compliance Association (HCCA).

The company was recognized for its contribution to the furtherance of compliance programs within healthcare. Making materials of the company's award winning ethics and compliance program available on its web site has been an extraordinary and generous contribution to others, according to the HCCA.

"This sharing of policies and procedures in the form of applied guidance has aided many compliance professionals, including our HCCA membership, to develop and promote compliance programs within their own organizations," said Odell Guyton, HCCA President.

HCA has made all policies, procedures and other supporting materials from its ethics, compliance and corporate responsibility program available on the company web site since the program was established in 1998. The program is frequently cited as being a model for healthcare and other industries.

"From the outset of our efforts, we placed on the Internet all of our compliance policies and procedures and have told other health care providers that they are free to adapt these for their own use," said Alan Yuspeh, HCA's Senior Vice President for Ethics, Compliance and Corporate Responsibility in accepting the award. "We are grateful for this recognition and are delighted to know that other organizations have been able to put our work to effective use."

The award was presented Sunday at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics 2nd Annual International Compliance Awards Banquet. The Health Care Compliance Association is the only national, non-profit organization solely dedicated to improving the quality of healthcare compliance. Its mission is to champion ethical practice and compliance standards and to provide the necessary resources for ethics and compliance professionals and others who share these principles.

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