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  • 5/25/05 7:08 am CDT
    In conjunction with HCA's (NYSE: HCA) Annual Shareholders Meeting, you are invited to listen to a live broadcast over the Internet on Thursday May 26, 2005, at 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. What: HCA Annual Shareholders Meeting When: Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time, 2:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time Where: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?p=irol- eventDetails&c=63489more...
  • 5/17/05 7:08 am CDT

    Video Feed Alert

    Hospital Corporation of America, the nation's largest hospital system, is testing new procedures to place bar-coded tags on babies' ankles to ensure they receive the proper medical care and ensure that the right baby goes home with the right family. The system, which matches the right medications with the right baby, was recently tested at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City and will soon be available at 124 hospitals owned by HCA. Puttingmore...
  • 5/2/05 7:08 am CDT
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced the recipients of the 2004 Frist Humanitarian Award. Carlos Benitez, an environmental services supervisor and Joann Milburn, a neonatal intensive care unit volunteer, both from Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose, Calif. were honored today during a ceremony in Nashville. This marks the first time in the history of the Frist Humanitarian Award both the employee and the volunteer recipients are from themore...
  • 3/31/05 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) announced today the appointment of Cheryl White Mason as Vice President - Litigation, effective April 1. In her new position, Mason will be responsible for overseeing the litigation section of the company's legal department. Prior to joining HCA, Mason served as Chief of the Civil Liability Management Branch for the City of Los Angeles. In that role, she managed more than 80 lawyers and was responsible for amore...
  • 3/28/05 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced that preliminary results for its first quarter indicate that net income per diluted share is expected to range from $0.88 to $0.93 for the quarter ending March 31, 2005, compared to $0.69 per diluted share for the prior year's first quarter. Operating results for the quarter are expected to benefit from the combined impact of increased patient volume, effective expense management, improved bad debt trends (slowingmore...
  • 2/23/05 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced the appointment of Jeffrey T. Crudele, 43, as Chief Financial Officer of its Eastern Group, effective March 14. Crudele, who currently serves as CFO of HCA's Southeast Division in Atlanta, will replace Bill Rutherford, who served in that role since 1996. Rutherford is leaving the company to start his own business. "Bill's keen insight and financial knowledge have been instrumental in the successmore...
  • 2/2/05 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Chairman and CEO, purchased 500,000 shares of HCA common stock through the exercise of employee stock options granted to him in 1997 at the then market price of $26.80 per share and, subsequently, sold such shares in open market transactions on February 2, 2005, at an average price of $44.70 per share. Mr. Bovender estimates that his after-tax net proceeds as a result of this option exercisemore...
  • 1/6/05 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced modification of its policies to provide a discount to uninsured patients who do not qualify for Medicaid or charity care. These discounts are similar to those provided to many local managed care plans. Guidance issued Dec. 29, 2004 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has enabled hospitals to provide discounts to any uninsured patient without putting the hospital's Medicare payments atmore...
  • 1/5/05 7:08 am CST

    Will Match Employee Donations

    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced a donation of $1 million to the American Red Cross for international tsunami relief. The company also announced it will match employee donations to relief efforts on a dollar for dollar basis. "The devastating impact of this natural disaster is almost beyond comprehension," said Jack O. Bovender, Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA. "Our mission of commitment to the care and improvementmore...
  • 12/16/04 7:08 am CST
    HCA (NYSE: HCA) today announced it has accelerated the vesting of all unvested options awarded to employees and officers under the Company's 2000 Equity Incentive Plan which had exercise prices greater than the closing price at December 14, 2004 of $40.89 per share. Options to purchase approximately 19.1 million shares became exercisable immediately as a result of the vesting acceleration. Of these 19.1 million options, 12.4 million weremore...