Quorum: Health Care's Kinder Conqueror

It allays community fears--unlike rival Columbia

By his own admission, Paul "Pete" Strobel doesn't know beans about for-profit health care. But the 87-year-old retired steelworker does know one thing: He hates Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. Strobel organized a petition drive to keep the giant hospital chain from buying his hometown hospital in Massillon, Ohio, fearing that Columbia would shut it down. "I did everything in the world to get that outfit out of town," he says.

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