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HCA Holdings - SWOT Analysis
Michelle Carpenter
MGT/521

Steve Wernick




HCA Holdings - SWOT Analysis
HCA Holdings (HCA) is an investor-owned health care company.   The corporation owns and operates 163 hospitals and 110 freestanding surgery centers   (Wall Street Journal, 2012).   The Nashville, Tennessee-based company recorded revenues of $8.1 billion in 2Q 2012, which was an 11.9% increase from 2Q 2011 (MarketWatch, 2012, p. 1).   HCA is the largest health care corporation in the industry and employees 194,000 people in its hospitals and corporate offices throughout the country   (ReportLinker, 2012).  
The Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) Analysis reveals that as an established company, HCA is the leading company in the healthcare industry, is financially strong, and continues to grow.   In addition, the analysis also shows that one of the greatest threats to HCA is the continued rise in the uninsured or underinsured patient population across the country.   Each area of the SWOT analysis will be reviewed as well as the stakeholders.
As part of the SWOT analysis, the strengths for HCA Holdings include increased revenues year over year and that HCA is the largest health care provider in the industry.   HCA had significant revenue growth comparing Second Quarter 2011 to Second Quarter 2012.   One reason is the increased patient volume driven by the consolidation with HealthONE that will be discussed in the opportunities section of the SWOT analysis.   According to the Wall Street Journal article, dated August 2012, HCA holdings also had a revenue increase on a same facility basis of 3.8% year over year that resulted in a 95% cash flow increase (Wall Street Journal, 2012).   Revenue and assets for HCA exceed other health care organizations in the industry, which is another strength...

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