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HCA won't wait to grow its newest asset

Joel Stinnett
HCA won't wait to grow its newest asset

HCA Healthcare Inc. announced its purchase of one of the nation’s largest private nursing schools last month, and while the deal has yet to close, HCA is ready to grow Galen College of Nursing even bigger. “We have to close this deal… but once we get through that, we’re going to be fairly quick in trying to expand their model into different HCA markets,” HCA CEO Sam Hazen said. “We do think its going to create opportunities for us to enhance the pipeline of nurses into our company.” Hazen made the comments during HCA’s 2019 first-quarter earnings call on Tuesday.