NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 21 HCA today announced that FarWest Division President Tom May will retire effective June 2008. While hisretirement is technically effective in the summer of 2008, the company expectsto name a replacement soon to allow for a smooth fiscal year transition.
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As Far West Division President, May is responsible for HCA's operations inNevada, California and Alaska, which currently include nine hospitals withannual net revenues of $2 billion.
"Tom has had a great career with HCA," said Sam Hazen, President of HCA'sWestern Group. "His leadership has been instrumental in the growth anddevelopment of hospitals in the far western communities we serve. Tom hasdemonstrated an uncanny ability to handle some very complex issues inhospitals in Alaska, California, Utah, Idaho and Nevada. We will miss him andwish him well in retirement."
May, 59, joined HCA in 1995 as CEO of the Good Samaritan Health System,when the company purchased the Los Gatos, Calif. not-for-profit health systemand its three hospitals and various health services companies. In 1996 he wasnamed President of the Northern California Division of HCA with responsibilityfor HCA's facilities in San Jose, San Leandro, Sebastopol and Healdsburg. Hisrole was expanded in 1997 when he became President of the Pacific Northwestdivision comprising the company's hospitals in California, Oregon, Washingtonand Alaska. He became President of HCA's Far West Division in October of 1997.
Before joining HCA, May was the President and CEO of the InstitutionalServices Division of UniHealth, Vice President of Operations of ParacelsusHealthcare, and Vice President, Hospitals and Health Service CompanyOperations at Greatwest Hospital, Inc. Before that, he held various managementpositions with National Medical Enterprises. He also served as a hospital CEOand CFO and held various financial positions in real estate development andmortgage banking.
May earned a master's degree in business administration in management fromthe University of California, Irvine in 1976, and a bachelor of arts in socialscience from California State University, Northridge in 1970. He is a Fellowof the American College of Healthcare Executives and Past Chair of theHospital Council of Northern and Central California and of the Board ofCalifornia Hospital Association (CHA). May serves the State of Nevada on twoGovernor-Appointed Commissions: the Healthy Nevada Task Force and theStanding Committee on Judicial Ethics and Election Practices. He also serveson the National Advisory Board of Western Governors University.