HCA, Nashville, said that Tom May will retire in June 2008 as president of the companys Far West division, which includes three states and nine hospitals with $2 billion in annual revenue. The company said it expects to name a successor before the end of the year.
May, 59, has worked for HCA since 1995, when the company purchased three-hospital Good Samaritan Health System, Los Gatos, Calif.; May was chief executive officer of the system. His duties were expanded to a regional role in 1996, and he became president of the Far West division in October 1997. Before Good Samaritan, May held management positions with several hospital providers, including former for-profit operator Paracelsus Healthcare and National Medical Enterprises, the predecessor company of Tenet Healthcare Corp. -- by Vince Galloro
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