“Sam is an outstanding leader who has provided invaluable strategic and operational leadership for many years as a member of HCA’s senior management team. He is highly respected both within HCA and throughout our industry,” said HCA Chairman and CEO Milton Johnson. “I am confident Sam will continue to help lead HCA to higher levels of operational performance that support the best outcomes for our patients.”
A 32-year veteran of HCA, Hazen has served as president of operations for HCA since 2011, overseeing the operations of HCA’s 166 hospitals and 113 freestanding surgery centers, domestically and in the United Kingdom. Prior to that, Hazen served in a number of leadership roles at the company, most notably as president of HCA’s Western Group, a position to which he was appointed in 2001. In that role, he had responsibility for seven divisions and 63 hospitals in nine states.
Hazen began his career in Humana’s Financial Management Training Program in 1983. He has served as CFO for hospitals in Georgia and Nevada and as a regional CFO in Kentucky. In 1994, he became HCA’s North Texas Division CFO. He was named HCA’s Western Group CFO in 1995 and served in that role until he was promoted to Western Group President.
Hazen earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky in 1982 and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1988.
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