NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- HCA today announced the appointment of Bryan R. Rogers as President of HCA's Far West Division, which is based in Las Vegas, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Rogers replaces Tom May who recently announced his retirement.
As Far West Division President, Rogers will have responsibility for operations in Nevada, California and Alaska, which currently include nine hospitals and seven ambulatory surgery centers with annual net revenues of $2.5 billion.
He currently serves as President of HCA's Midwest Division in Kansas City. Rogers was appointed to this position when HCA acquired the 11-hospital system in April, 2003.
"After HCA acquired Health Midwest, Bryan successfully led our facilities through a major transition over the last few years," said Sam Hazen, President of HCA's Western Group. "At the same time, he has done a terrific job of building the Midwest Division into a vibrant and growing system. His proven leadership in a multi-facility setting, combined with his prior experience in California, makes him a great choice for the Far West Division."
Rogers, 50, began his career with HCA in May 1999 as President and CEO at Riverside Community Hospital. While at Riverside, he is widely credited with major improvements in employee and patient satisfaction, major capital expansions at the hospital and significant operational improvements. Prior to joining Riverside, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations at Citrus Valley Health Partners and as President and CEO of Foothill Presbyterian Hospital.
He holds an advanced executive MBA from Claremont Graduate University, Master of Public Health, Hospital Administration and Health Services Management from UCLA. He received his undergraduate degree and training as a Physician Assistant from Duke University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Rogers is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The company intends to begin searching for his replacement immediately.
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