Top execs of America's 4 major for-profit hospital operators

Here are the leaders of the four largest, public, for-profit hospital companies with the most revenue and number of acute care hospitals operated, listed alphabetically:

1. Sam Hazen, CEO of HCA Healthcare (Nashville, Tenn.). Mr. Hazen joined HCA 36 years ago and was appointed CEO Jan. 1. Other HCA positions he's held include president and COO, as well as president of operations.

2. Alan B. Miller, chairman and CEO of Universal Health Services (King of Prussia, Pa.). Mr. Miller founded UHS in 1979. He previously served as chairman and CEO of American Medicorp, a pioneering hospital management company.

3. Ronald A. Rittenmeyer, executive chairman and CEO of Tenet Healthcare (Dallas). Mr. Rittenmeyer was named Tenet's executive chairman in August 2017 and its CEO in October 2017. He previously was chairman of the board and CEO of Millennium Health, a health solutions company.  

4. Wayne T. Smith, chairman of the board and CEO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Smith became president and CEO of CHS in 1997. He was named board chairman in 2001. Before joining CHS, Mr. Smith was president and COO of health insurer Humana.

 

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