HCA Healthcare will build five full-service hospitals across Texas to meet a growing demand for healthcare services, the for-profit health system announced Wednesday.
The new hospitals will be at different locations including the Dallas Fort-Worth, Houston and San Antonio areas, in partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries. Two full-service hospitals will reside in the Austin area, in partnership with St. David's Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation.
"Communities across Texas are undergoing a rapid increase in population, and the addition of these new hospitals will help our existing network meet the increasing need for healthcare services," said Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare, in a news release.
Currently, the Nashville-based hospital chain has 45 hospitals and 632 affiliated care sites across Texas. HCA also employs 60,000 individuals in the state.
Over the past five years, HCA has invested $6.6 billion in Texas as part of its commitment to expanding and advancing its services to meet community needs, the company said in a news release.
In November, HCA announced that it would be expanding its Florida presence by building additional hospitals.
Internationally, HCA provides healthcare services at 183 hospitals and about 2,000 ambulatory care sites, including surgery centers, free-standing emergency departments, urgent care centers and physician clinics.