HCA to build new data center
Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012 11:10 pm
Nashville-based HCA plans to build a new data center at The Crossings in Antioch and expand its existing IT locations in the Nashville region.
The construction and expansion plans represent a total investment in excess of $200 million and the creation of approximately 155 IT jobs during a five-year period, according to a news release.
“HCA played a key role in establishing Middle Tennessee as the national healthcare hub it is today,” Gov. Bill Haslam said. “We appreciate the company’s continued investment in our state and its commitment to being such a valuable community partner over the years.”
“After more than 40 years in business, HCA is a great success story for our state,” state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said. “Healthcare is a key area in which we feel Tennessee has a distinct competitive advantage, as outlined in Governor Haslam’s Jobs4TN economic development plan. My thanks to HCA for the additional high quality jobs they will create in Tennessee.”
HCA is the nation’s leading provider of healthcare services, comprised of locally managed facilities that include 163 hospitals and 111 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England.
At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation’s first hospital companies. The company and its affiliates employ approximately 199,000 people.
“We are pleased to make this additional investment in Middle Tennessee to support our mission of providing quality, cost-effective healthcare services,” Richard M. Bracken, chairman and CEO of HCA, said. “We appreciate that our state and local leadership have a strong commitment to maintaining a business climate that fosters growth and encourages investment. We look forward to our continued growth in Tennessee.”