Top 10 Companies by Revenue

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Richard Bracken, CEO

HCA
Nashville

No. 4,617

2010 Revenue: $30.7 billion

Three-Year Growth: 14.24%

Based in Nashville, the Hospital Corporation of America has been providing hospital and healthcare services to Americans since 1986. The company, which serves about 14 million patients a year, operates 164 hospitals and 106 outpatient centers, including an international arm that operates in the United Kingdom. The hospital chain was bought out for $21.3 billion by Bain Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts. The buyers agreed to assume $11.7 billion in debt. HCA filed for a $4.6 billion IPO in December of last year, and ranked at no. 4,512 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list.