About HCA Healthcare

One of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, HCA is made up of locally managed facilities that include 177 hospitals and 119 freestanding surgery centers located in 20 states and the United Kingdom

From the beginning, HCA founders Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr. and Jack Massey envisioned creating a healthcare company with the scale, resources and clinical expertise to provide patient-focused care. In 1968, they formed Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) – one of the first hospital companies in the United States

HCA uses its vast clinical knowledge; innovative operating strategies, scale and stability to transform healthcare and help communities thrive. By conducting large-scale clinical research with partners including Harvard Pilgrim Institute and the CDC, and using data from more than 27 million patient encounters each year, HCA has published several medical studies in peer-reviewed journals. Research and clinical protocols developed by HCA physicians, nurses, pharmacists, data scientists and others are helping develop new standards of care and saving lives in hospitals across the country.

That is more than just a privilege. At HCA, it is our calling. Since our founding nearly 50 years ago, we have followed a vision of healthcare the way it should be: patient-centered, constantly evolving and constantly improving, practiced with integrity and compassion.

We all have a role in making this vision a reality. Together, we can make a difference in people's lives and build a thriving, healthier world.

At HCA, we are driven by a single goal: the care and improvement of human life.

About HCA East Florida

Michael G. Joseph is the President of HCA’s East Florida Division. The HCA East Florida Division is located in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and encompasses 15 hospitals in the South Florida and Treasure Coast area in addition to multiple ambulatory surgery centers and imaging centers, a supply chain center and an integrated regional laboratory.