The Legend of HCA chronicles the exciting, sometimes turbulent story of one of America's most influential corporations. HCA's founding in 1968 started a revolution in the healthcare industry, not only in Nashville, where the company began, but across the entire country. HCA was one of the first investor-owned hospital companies in the nation. As such, the company pioneered an entirely new way of running hospitals. Over the years, HCA has been a leader in balancing and improving the nation's healthcare system. Today it is one of the most well-respected companies in the nation and arguably stands head and shoulders above other investor-owned hospital companies when it comes to policies, ethics, and quality healthcare.