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HCA Inc., originally Hospital Corporation of America, is the largest for-profit hospital chain the the U.S. It has about 170 hospitals in the U.S. and overseas. Most of its hospitals are in the southern U.S. states, especially Florida and Texas. In 2006, a group of investors, including Bain Capital, took the company private in a $30 billion leveraged buyout. [1] [2] [3]

Political contributions

HCA gave $209,769 to federal candidates in the 2006 election through its political action committee - 37% to Democrats, 62% to Republicans, and 1% ($2,000) to independent Joseph Lieberman (I-CT). [4]


The company spent $100,000 for lobbying in the first half of 2007. All of the money went to one lobbying firm - Smith-Free Group. [5]


Key executives: [6]

Selected members of the Board of Directors: [7]

Contact details

1 Park Plaza
Nashville, TN 37203
Phone: 615-344-9551
Fax: 615-344-2266
Web: http://www.hcahealthcare.com


  1. HCA Profile, Hoovers, accessed September 2007.
  2. Bain Capital Profile, Hoovers, accessed September 2007.
  3. History, HCA, accessed September 2007.
  4. 2006 PAC Summary Data, Open Secrets, accessed September 2007.
  5. HCA lobbying expenses, Open Secrets.
  6. HCA Key People, Hoovers, accessed September 2007.
  7. Board of Directors, HCA, accessed September 2007.