Samuel N. Hazen
BBA in , 1982
Samuel N. Hazen has served as President and Chief Operating Officer for HCA, based in Nashville, Tenn., since January 2015. He is a 33-year veteran of HCA, the nation’s largest investor-owned healthcare provider, with 170 hospitals, 118 ambulatory surgery centers, and numerous outpatient facilities and physician practices across 42 domestic markets and the United Kingdom. Prior to his COO role, he was HCA’s president of operations, and from 2001-2011 was president of HCA’s Western Group, which represented approximately one-half of the company’s revenue.
Hazen earned his BBA from the University of Kentucky and his MBA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He began his career in Humana’s Financial Management Specialist Program and has held chief financial officer positions at hospitals in Georgia and Las Vegas.