HCA taps COO Samuel Hazen to also serve as president: 5 things to know

Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America promoted its COO Samuel N. Hazen to president and COO, effective immediately.

Here are five things to know:

1. HCA named Mr. Hazen COO in January 2015. He oversees operations for the company's 170 hospitals, 118 ambulatory surgery centers and numerous outpatient facilities and physician practices in the United States and United Kingdom.

2. Prior to his COO role, he was president of operations, and before then he was president of HCA's Western Group.

3. He has also served as CFO for the Western Group.

4. Prior to joining HCA, he held CFO positions at hospitals in Georgia and Las Vegas, Nev.

5. He holds a master's degree in business administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

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