National HealthCare earnings rise slightly in second quarter

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National HealthCare Corp. earnings rose slightly to $4.8 million in the second quarter on revenue of $123 million, compared with $4.7 million on revenue of $116 million.

NHC, based in Murfreesboro, TN, operates 74 long-term health care centers with more than 9,200 beds as well as 32 home care programs, seven independent living centers and assisted living centers.

The company did not report reasons for the boost.