National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) is principally engaged in the operation of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, home care and hospice agencies, and a behavioral health hospital. The Company’s business segments include inpatient services and home care and hospice services. NHC business activities include providing sub-acute and post-acute skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care, rehabilitative care and memory. In addition, the Company provides management services, accounting and financial services, as well as insurance services to third-party operators of health care facilities. It also owns the real estate of approximately 13 healthcare properties and leases these properties to third-party operators. NHC also operates in approximately 10 states, and its owned and leased properties are located in the Southeastern, Northeastern, and Midwestern parts of the United States.