The career backgrounds of 4 for-profit CEOs

The CEOs at the helm of the nation's largest for-profit hospital operators bring a variety of backgrounds to their roles, and this includes other positions within their companies.

Here are the career backgrounds of the CEOs of HCA Healthcare, Tenet Healthcare, Universal Health Services and Community Health Systems:

Saum Sutaria, MD, Tenet Healthcare (Dallas): Dr. Sutaria spent nearly 20 years at McKinsey & Co., where he served as a leader in the healthcare and private equity practices. He joined Tenet in 2019 as president and COO before moving to the CEO role in 2021. Dr. Sutaria was chosen to serve as chair of the board of directors of the Dallas-based system in 2023. A physician by training, Dr. Sutaria also previously held an associate clinical faculty appointment at the University of California at San Francisco.

Marc Miller, Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.): Mr. Miller spent his earlier career in roles of increasing responsibility at UHS hospitals and at the corporate office in King of Prussia. His previous regional and divisional management roles include group director responsible for UHS acute care operations in Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida; Eastern region vice president of the acute care division; senior vice president and co-head of the company's acute care division; and president of the acute care division. Mr. Miller has served as president of UHS since 2009 and added the CEO title in 2021.  

Tim Hingtgen, Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.): Mr. Hingtgen spent his earlier career as CEO or COO of hospital facilities affiliated with for-profit hospital systems outside of CHS. He joined the Franklin, Tenn.-based company in 2008 as a vice president of operations. He was promoted to president of division IV operations in 2014 and to executive vice president of operations two years later. Mr. Hingtgen served as president and COO of CHS from September 2016 through December 2020, before taking the helm in 2021.  

Sam Hazen, HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.): Mr. Hazen spent the beginning of his career in Humana's financial management specialist program in 1983. He has served in roles at HCA for more than four decades, including as president of operations from 2011 to 2015 and as president of HCA's Western Group from 2001 to 2010. He became CEO of the company in 2019 after serving as president and COO of HCA since 2016. 

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