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  • 9/24/05 7:08 am CDT

    Evacuated Hospitals to Reopen Within Days

    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today reported very little damage to its hospitals in Houston and Louisiana as a result of Hurricane Rita. The company had evacuated four hospitals in the Houston area in advance of the storm: Mainland Medical Center in Texas City (226 beds), East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston (131 beds), Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster (482 beds) and Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena (373 bedsmore...
  • 9/23/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA North Texas, a division of Nashville based HCA (NYSE: HCA), reports that its hospitals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area have received patients from Houston and other communities in the path of Hurricane Rita. The hospitals are prepared to receive additional patients from the storm and its aftermath on a transfer or emergency basis. The total number of patients receiving medical care has fluctuated since a number of the patientsmore...
  • 9/22/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today reported that Bayshore Medical Center in Pasadena, Texas (373 beds) is currently undergoing a total evacuation. Yesterday the company announced that Bayshore Medical Center was evacuating its critically ill patients. However, since then, the city has issued a mandatory evacuation order and the hospital is now fully evacuating and will leave only a skeleton crew of plant operations and security staffmore...
  • 9/21/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today reported that three of the Company's hospitals in the Houston, Texas area are being evacuated and two are being partially evacuated in preparation for Hurricane Rita. Mainland Medical Center in Texas City (226 beds), East Houston Regional Medical Center in Houston (131 beds) and Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster (482 beds) are currently undergoing a complete evacuation of patients and staff. These threemore...
  • 9/2/05 7:08 am CDT

    Privately-contracted helicopters move patients and staff at hospitals crippled by Hurricane Katrina

    HCA (NYSE: HCA) Twenty helicopters hired by Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) have completed the evacuation of patients and staff from Tulane University Hospital and Clinic, which began four days ago following Hurricane Katrina. The evacuation included close to 200 patients and over 1,200 employees and staff. HCA leadership, coordinating with Gov. Blanco's office, has offered the 20 helicopters at its expense to assist with the evacuation ofmore...
  • 9/1/05 7:08 am CDT

    Company extends continued employment to affected staff

    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced a donation of $1 million to the American Red Cross for disaster relief for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The company previously announced a donation of $1 million to the HCA Hope Fund for direct relief to its affected employees in the area. "Hurricane Katrina is one of the most devastating natural disasters this country has seen," said Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. "more...
  • 8/31/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today reports that its three affiliated hospitals located in the New Orleans market and one affiliated hospital in Gulfport, Mississippi all sustained damage from hurricane Katrina. Two are currently being evacuated and two have remained operational. The Company can not estimate at this time the physical damage to property or financial impact to its operations as a result of hurricane Katrina or when operations relatedmore...
  • 7/14/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell five rural hospitals in Virginia and West Virginia to LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. for approximately $285 million, plus working capital and other adjustments estimated to be $45 million as of March 31, 2005. The five facilities are part of a planned divestiture of 10 hospitals previously announced by HCA in March of 2005. The five facilities involved in themore...
  • 7/13/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced that preliminary results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2005 indicate that net income is expected to be in the range of $0.88 to $0.92 per diluted share, compared to $0.72 per diluted share for the prior year's second quarter. The Company's operating results for the second quarter are expected to include the following: - favorable tax settlement related to the Company's divesture of certain non-coremore...
  • 6/28/05 7:08 am CDT
    Data released today by Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) shows that a simple, $1 test is preventing irreparable brain damage in newborns. The test detects severe jaundice, which is easy and inexpensive to treat, but if left undetected can lead to kernicterus, a condition that leaves babies brain damaged and often physically impaired. Experts estimate that as many as 60 percent of all newborns are affected by some levelmore...