For nearly 30 years, our organization has been keeping healthcare close to home in cities and towns across the nation. Our affiliated hospitals deliver a wide range of health services and function as vitally important members of their local communities.
As one of the largest hospital organizations in the nation, our size provides an advantageous economy of scale and critical resources to help local hospitals identify and act on opportunities. As a result, these hospitals have made significant investments in healthcare services, physician recruitment, facility improvements, modern medical technology and, most importantly, an ever-strengthening commitment to clinical excellence.
Acquisitions also have fueled our growth. Dozens of individual community hospitals and small healthcare systems have joined our organization over the past decade. The successful integration of these facilities, along with the large scale acquisitions of Triad Hospitals, Inc. in 2007 and Health Management Associates, Inc. in 2014, has made us the largest publicly traded hospital company in the nation as measured by number of hospital facilities.
In 2007, CHS nearly doubled in size with the acquisition of Triad. In 2014, the organization’s size once again increased significantly with the acquisition of HMA.
Today, our organization includes 198 affiliated hospitals in 29 states. Across these hospitals, more than 135,000 employees and 22,000 physicians on their medical staffs share a fundamental commitment to quality, compassionate care.
In addition, our subsidiary Quorum Health Resources, LLC provides management and consulting services to approximately 150 independent hospital clients.
Community Health Systems, Inc. is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, and our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CYH.