CHICAGO (Reuters) - Key dates in the history of HCA, which is due to go public on Wednesday:
1968: Nashville, Tennessee, physician Thomas Frist Sr., along with his son Thomas Frist Jr. and Jack Massey, form Hospital Corporation of America.
1969: With 11 hospitals, HCA files for an initial public offering of common stock.
1988: HCA goes private in a $5.1 billion leveraged buyout.
1992: HCA goes public again.
1994: Merges with Columbia Healthcare Corp, combining the nation’s two largest hospital chains.
1999: Spins off LifePoint Hospitals and Triad Hospitals.
2010: HCA files to become a publicly traded company for the third time in its history.
2011: Latest stock offering expected to take place at a projected price of $27 to $30 per share.
Reporting by Susan Kelly