BNB14: By The Numbers

HCA Healthcare recently reported that it made $2.27 billion in profits in the three-month period that ended Sept. 30, tripling their profits from the same period last year. The record profits coincided with the deadly summer surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations caused by the Delta variant and the company’s ongoing staffing crisis. An Ashville Watchdog noted that “shares of HCA’s stock have also tripled in price since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic more than 20 months ago, creating a financial bonanza for investors and company executives.”