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R. David Shimp, St. David's Medical Center

St. David's names Shimp COO

By Paul Barr
Posted: January 30, 2013 - 3:45 pm ET

R. David Shimp was named COO chief operating officer of St. David's Medical Center in Austin, Texas, filling a spot vacated by Richard Hammett, who took over as CEO at HCA-HealthOne's Medical Center of Aurora (Colorado) and Centennial Medical Plaza.

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Shimp previously was COO at the University of Oklahoma Medical Center in Oklahoma City, also an HCA-affiliated hospital. St. David's is a joint venture owned by investor-owned HCA, Nashville, and two tax-exempt partners, the St. David's Foundation, Austin, and Georgetown (Texas) Health Foundation.

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