, the largest health system by revenue, said its full-year earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (adjusted EBITDA) will be $65 million to $75 million above the high end of its previous projections
The Nashville-based chain did not disclose revenue or patient volume in a short preview of its 2013 EBITDA results released ahead of a presentation Tuesday afternoon at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco.
Although HCA typically sees some of the highest volumes among its peers
, analyst reports said the stronger performance likely can be attributed to aggressive cost controls.
HCA will report full results Feb. 4.Follow Beth Kutscher on Twitter: @MHbkutscher