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The Five Largest Public Healthcare Companies Based In Nashville

The worldwide reach of the major healthcare companies based in Nashville is truly breathtaking. The following are the five largest publicly traded healthcare companies with global HQs in Nashville, ranked by global sales/revenue, according to the Nashville Healthcare Council. Learn more at Bisnow's Healthcare Leadership Forum on Nov. 17.

1. HCA


Employees: 233,000

Sales/Revenue: $39.6B

By far No. 1, healthcare giant HCA is made up of locally managed facilities that include more than 250 hospitals and freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and the UK.

2. Community Health Systems Inc


Employees: 137,000

Sales/Revenue: $19.4B

The organization’s affiliates own, operate or lease 158 hospitals in 22 states with about 27,000 beds. 

3. LifePoint Health Inc


Employees: 40,000

Sales/Revenue: $5.2B

LifePoint owns and operates 72 hospital campuses in 22 states; more than 40 post-acute service providers and facilities; and more than 30 outpatient centers, including urgent care centers, diagnostic imaging centers, ambulatory surgery centers and radiation oncology programs.

4. Brookdale Senior Living


Employees: 82,000

Sales/Revenue: $4.9B

Brookdale services about 100,000 residents in more than 1,000 properties in 47 states. It operates in every senior housing sector.

5. AMSurg Corp


Employees: 12,400

Sales/Revenue: $2.5B

With more than 2,000 physicians at 245-plus ambulatory surgery centers nationwide, AMSurg is a leader in that sector, which includes endoscopy, ophthalmology and orthopedics. 

Here more about the Nashville healthcare biz at our Healthcare Leadership Forum, beginning at 7:30am on Nov. 17 at Loews Vanderbilt.