13 Largest For-Profit Hospital Operators

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Here are the 13 largest for-profit hospital operators in the country, as of June 2013, including specialty/surgical hospital operators.

Note: Companies are listed in descending order based on the number of hospitals. Figures are based on the company's publicly filed financial documents and/or information from a company spokesperson. Also, Tenet Healthcare Corp.'s proposed acquisition of Vanguard Health Systems was not finalized at the time of publication. For this reason, their entries are separate.

1. Hospital Corp. of America (Nashville, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 162
CEO: Richard Bracken
2012 revenue: $33.0 billion

2. Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 135
CEO: Wayne Smith
2012 revenue: $13.0 billion

3. Health Management Associates (Naples, Fla.).
Number of hospitals: 71
CEO: Gary D. Newsome
2012 revenue: $5.88 billion

4. LifePoint Hospitals (Brentwood, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 57
CEO: William F. Carpenter III
2012 revenue: $3.39 billion

5. Tenet Healthcare Corp. (Dallas).
Number of hospitals: 49
CEO: Trevor Fetter
2012 revenue: $9.12 billion

6. Vanguard Health Systems (Nashville, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 28
CEO: Charles N. Martin Jr.
2012 revenue: $5.95 billion

7. Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Penn.).
Number of hospitals: 23 (acute-care)
CEO: Alan B. Miller
2012 revenue: $6.96 billion

8. Prime Healthcare Services (Ontario, Calif.).
Number of hospitals: 23
CEO: Prem Reddy, MD
2012 revenue: Not available

9. IASIS Healthcare (Franklin, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 19 (acute-care)
CEO: W. Carl Whitmer
2012 revenue: $2.5 billion

10. Capella Healthcare (Brentwood, Tenn.).
Number of hospitals: 14
CEO: Daniel S. Slipkovich
2012 revenue: $747.8 million

11. National Surgical Hospitals (Chicago).
Number of hospitals: 13 (specialty/surgical)
CEO: David Crane
2012 revenue: Not available

12. Ardent Health Services (Nashville, Tenn.)
Number of hospitals: 12
CEO: David T. Vandewater
2012 revenue: Not available

13. Steward Health Care System (Boston).
Number of hospitals: 11
CEO: Ralph de la Torre, MD
2012 revenue: Not available

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