Hazen took his post in Jan. 2019. The for-profit company, valued at $36 billion, has weathered the pandemic better than most health systems. HCA most recently reported $13 billion in quarterly earnings and boasts increasing COVID patients’ survival rate by 28%. HCA said it will return $6 billion in federal relief funds. Hazen donated two months of his $27 million annual salary to his employees. The company said it was for pandemic pay but since then nurses have been very vocal about not having enough personal protective equipment.