THE HCA SHUFFLE / Johnson named president in a reorganization that creates a company to market billing, staffing and supply-chain services to providers.
HCA named Milton Johnson president in a reorganization that shuffles a number of top executives and creates a new company that will market billing, staffing and supply-chain services to healthcare providers. The changes are effective immediately, the company said in a news release. Johnson, the Nashville-based hospital company’s chief financial officer and a director, will continue as HCA’s finance chief, according to the release. Beverly Wallace was named president of HCA’s newly created business service subsidiary from her prior role as HCA shared services group president. Dr. Jonathan Perlin, HCA’s chief medical officer, was named president of HCA’s clinical and physician services group. Sam Hazen, previously president of HCA’s western group, was named president of operations. HCA’s outpatient services president, Bruce Moore, has been named president of operations and service line integration. HCA has offered some revenue-cycle services to other hospitals since early 2006 through a subsidiary called National Patient Accounts Services. The company also is the managing partner and one of six equity holders of a group purchasing organization, HealthTrust Purchasing Group. It was not clear whether the new subsidiary plans to expand those services, for example, with a full revenue-cycle outsource offering. An HCA spokesman declined to comment.