HCA Healthcare

HCA Holdings
Nashville, Tennessee
Health Care Equipment and Services

Corporate Bias Rating

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Risk Level:

Rating - Danger
High Risk


By complying with the HRC’s controversial demands, HCA Healthcare increases the risk of dividing employees, alienating customers and harming shareholders. The company covers transgender-related medical costs for its employees and their children and provides specific sexual orientation and gender identity-based benefits. It also uses sex and gender ideology criteria in employee recruitment, vendor selection, marketing, and philanthropic support. HCA Healthcare forces employees to undergo multiple ideological trainings and uses its reputation, corporate funds, and political influence to support controversial sex and gender ideologies, organizations, and legislation. The company has donated to Planned Parenthood and Black Lives Matter (BLM). HCA discriminates against some religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, HCA Healthcare receives a High Risk rating.

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Board Bias

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CEO of HCA Healthcare

Samuel N. Hazen

Samuel N. Hazen


Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, HCA Healthcare is a member of the Fortune 250 operating in the Health Care Equipment and Services industry. Samuel N. Hazen and Thomas F. Frist III serve as CEO/President and Chairman, respectively, leading the company’s C-suite executive team and the board of directors. Amongst these teams, the collective leadership is responsible for $562,300 to Republican causes and $397,437 to Democratic causes. Under their tenure, HCA Healthcare currently holds a 'High Risk' risk rating.

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Shareholder Proposals

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ESG Category
Summary of ResolutionMgmt RecTotal Vote % in Favor
4/19/23GovernanceJohn CheveddenImprove Discloser of Political SpendingAgainst23.50%
4/19/23SocialMichael FrerichsAmendment to Patient Safety and Quality of Care Committee CharterAgainst18.80%
4/21/22SocialJohn CheveddenReport on Political ContrabutionsAgainst31.59%
4/21/22SocialInt'l Brotherhood of TeamstersReport on Lobbying Payments and PolicyAgainst22.54%
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