Medical Properties Trust is a self-advised healthcare real estate investment trust. Co. is primarily investing in and owning net-leased healthcare facilities. Co. may also make real estate mortgage loans and other loans to its tenants. Co. conducts its business operations in one segment. Co. has healthcare investments in the U.S., Europe, Australia, and South America. Co. conducts substantially all of its business through its operating partnership, MPT Operating Partnership, L.P.