Nashville-based HCA, the nation's leading provider of healthcare services with 163 hospitals and 111 surgery centers in 20 states, plans to build a new data center in Antioch, Tennessee and expand its existing IT locations in the Nashville region.
The construction and expansion plans represent a total investment in excess of $200 million and the creation of approximately 155 IT jobs during a five-year period, an HCA official said.
"We are pleased to make this additional investment in middle Tennessee to support our mission of providing quality, cost-effective healthcare services," said Richard M. Bracken, HCA chairman and CEO. "We appreciate that our state and local leadership have a strong commitment to maintaining a business climate that fosters growth and encourages investment. We look forward to our continued growth in Tennessee."
"HCA played a key role in establishing middle Tennessee as the national healthcare hub it is today," Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam said. "We appreciate the company's continued investment in our state."
"I am grateful to HCA for its continued investment in Davidson County and for all it does as an engaged corporate leader in our community," said Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. "The construction of a new data center here is yet another vote of confidence in our city's vitality, and I am pleased to see it will be located in southeast Davidson County, one of the fastest growing areas in Nashville.
"Nashville is the nation's healthcare capital, and HCA is one of the cornerstones of our economy," Ralph Schulz, president & CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, said. "We are pleased that HCA continues to grow its presence in Middle Tennessee and foster an environment for job creation."