Community Health Systems Inc was originally founded in 1986 and was reincorporated in 1996 as a Delaware corporation. The Company operates general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. It provides healthcare services through the hospitals that it own & operate and affiliated businesses in non-urban and selected urban markets throughout the United States. The company provides general and specialized hospital healthcare services and other outpatient services to patients in the communities. The services provided through its hospitals and affiliated businesses include general acute care, emergency room, general and specialty surgery, critical care, internal medicine, obstetrics, diagnostic, psychiatric and rehabilitation services. It also provides additional outpatient services at urgent care centers, occupational medicine clinics, imaging centers, cancer centers, ambulatory surgery centers and home health and hospice agencies. In addition to its hospitals and related businesses, the company also owns and operates 79 licensed home care agencies and 22 licensed hospice agencies located in markets where it also operates a hospital. Also, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Quorum Health Resources, LLC, or QHR, the company provides management and consulting services to non-affiliated general acute care hospitals located throughout the United States. For the services it provide through hospitals and home care agencies that it owns and operates, the company is paid by governmental agencies, private insurers and directly by the patients it serve. The Company is subject to various federal, state and local laws and regulations governing the use, discharge and disposal of hazardous materials, including medical and pharmaceutical waste products.