Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) October 21, 2003
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State of Incorporation)
|One Park Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrants telephone number, including area code)
|ITEM 9. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE|
|EX-99 PRESS RELEASE|
ITEM 9. REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE
The following information is being furnished pursuant to Item 12 Results of Operations and Financial Conditions. On October 21, 2003, HCA Inc. issued a press release announcing third quarter earnings results, the text of which is set forth in Exhibit 99.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|By: /s/ R. MILTON JOHNSON|
R. Milton Johnson|
Senior Vice President and Controller
DATED: October 21, 2003