HCA hospitals make 12 executive changes

Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare has continued to rearrange executives following the creation of new operating groups this past fall. 

In October, HCA reorganized its operations into three groups, each with five domestic divisions. A dozen executive moves accompanied that change. Since then, the for-profit hospital operator has continued to promote new leaders and solve for others' departures or retirements. 

Below are 12 executive moves within the HCA system covered by Becker's Hospital Review since the news of its reorganization, presented in the order they were reported, beginning with the most recent. 

1. HCA Florida University Hospital in Davie appointed Neva Spencer, DNP, MSN, as chief nursing officer, effective Jan. 9. 

2. Scott Cihak, president and CEO of Nashville-based TriStar Centennial Medical Center, resigned Jan. 6. 

3. Olevia Pitts, MD, chief medical officer of HCA Midwest Health's Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo., left her role Jan. 3 to take a senior leadership role outside of the organization.

4. HCA Midwest Health's Research Medical Center's CEO Ashley McClellan will depart the organization March 1. (5.) CFO John Krajicek has been selected as interim CEO of the Kansas City, Mo.-based organization. 

6. HCA Houston Healthcare Southeast named Renee Ford COO, effective Dec. 26, 2022.

7. HCA Healthcare North Florida Division named Alan Keesee CEO of its Ocala Hospital, effective Jan. 1.

8. Michael Barbera, MSN, RN, was named COO of HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in Port St. Lucie, effective Dec. 15, 2022.

9. Belton (Mo.) Regional Medical Center, part of HCA Midwest Health, named Robyn Miller, MSN, RN, its chief nursing officer.

10. Lance Jones was named CEO of Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Chippenham and Johnston–Willis hospitals, both in Richmond, Va.

11. HCA Florida Mercy Hospital in Miami selected Luis Fernandez, DO, to serve as chief medical officer. 

12. The East Florida division of HCA Healthcare named Richard Read as its CFO, effective Jan. 1. Mr. Read will lead the financial operations and reporting for the East Florida division's 14 hospitals, seven freestanding emergency rooms, 10 surgery centers and 59 urgent care centers.

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