The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Revenue
2009 Revenue: $30.1 billion
Three-Year Growth: 17.96%
HCA (Hospital Corporation of America) operates 162 hospitals and 106 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 U.S. states and in Britain. About 220,000 babies are born each year in the U.S. at HCA hospitals, which use a wireless barcode technology to deliver accurate medications and dosages to each patient. Founded in 1968 by two physicians, the company and its affiliates now employ approximately 183,000 people.