Sam Hazen is CEO of HCA Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services with 185 hospitals and approximately 2,000 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Based in Nashville, Tenn., HCA Healthcare and its 275,000 employees provide approximately 6% of all U.S. inpatient hospital services. A 38-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Mr. Hazen was appointed CEO on Jan. 1, 2019, after serving as president/COO since 2016. He has served in various senior positions for HCA Healthcare, including president of operations from 2011 to 2015. He has also served as president of HCA Healthcare’s Western Group, which included all operations west of the Mississippi River and represented approximately one-half of the company’s revenue. Prior to 2001, Mr. Hazen was CFO for the Western Group. Prior to 1995, he was CFO for two different divisions in the company, overseeing operations in North Texas and various other markets. He began his career in Humana’s Financial Management Specialist Program in 1983 and has held CFO positions at hospitals in Georgia and Las Vegas. Mr. Hazen currently serves on the board of directors for the Federation of American Hospitals and the HCA Healthcare Foundation. He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kentucky and his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.