HCA Healthcare names new EVP, chief clinical officer

October 27, 2021  –  HCA Healthcare, Inc. (Nashville, TN) announced that Michael Cuffe, MD, MBA, will become EVP and chief clinical officer of HCA Healthcare, effective January 1, 2022.

In his new role, Dr. Cuffe will be responsible for the company’s clinical agenda. He will lead multiple areas including clinical quality, nursing, care transformation, and clinical informatics. He will also continue his existing responsibilities of leading physician services, which includes urgent care operations, graduate medical education (GME), laboratory services and more than 13,000 employed and managed physicians.

Dr. Cuffe joined HCA Healthcare in 2011 as president and CEO of physician services. Under Dr. Cuffe’s leadership, HCA Healthcare has become the largest sponsor of GME programs in the United States, training more than 5,000 residents and fellows across 61 teaching hospitals.

He succeeds Jonathan Perlin, MD, Ph.D., who previously, the clinical agenda for the organization. Dr. Perlin is leaving to become the president of The Joint Commission.

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