Hedge Fund Glenview Capital said Tuesday it wants a shakeup of the board of Health Management Associates, saying the health-care company has underperformed its competitors.
The fund, whose 14.6 percent stake in HMA makes it the company's largest shareholder, made the demand in an early filing Tuesday. Glenview Capital is the hedge fund of Larry Robbins, who started the firm in 2000.
HMA operates 71 hospitals in 15 states, including general acute care hospitals and other health care facilities in non-urban communities, employing more than 10,000 physicians. HMA told CNBC that the company's "leadership and legal teams are currently reviewing the communication from Glenview."