HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: HCA) (the “Company”) announced a change in the format of its annual meeting of stockholders (the “Annual Meeting”) from in-person to virtual-only. In light of the recommendations to limit large group gatherings from each of the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and to support the health and well-being of our stockholders, employees and community due to the evolving impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Company will hold its Annual Meeting in a virtual meeting format only, via webcast. Stockholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting in person.
Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2020 are invited to submit their proxies using the instructions provided with the proxy materials that were issued beginning March 20, 2020. Stockholders may vote or ask questions during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website during the Annual Meeting.
Whether or not stockholders plan to attend the Annual Meeting, the Company urges its stockholders to vote and submit their proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials.
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
All references to “Company” and “HCA Healthcare” as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.