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HCA offers conservative expectations for 2015
Modern Healthcare

HCA, the largest hospital chain by revenue, reported a 24.3% increase in net income for the fourth quarter of 2014, continuing a strong year.However, the Nashville-based company offered projections for its 2015 financial results that were more conservative than analysts had been expecting. Still, for 2015, HCA is expecting healthcare reform to account for 6% to 7% of the growth in its adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, compared with 4.5% in 2014.