HCA Holdings has appointed Hugh Tappan as president of the company's South Atlantic Division, effect January 2015.
Tappan replaces Jamie Thomas, who recently announced his retirement. In his new role, Tappan will oversee 12 hospitals in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. He has been with HCA since 1994 and currently serves as CEO of Wesley Medical Center, an HCA hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
"Hugh is a veteran HCA leader with over 20 years of experience in multiple markets," Chuck Hall, HCA National Group president, said in a release. "His operational and strategic insights, gained through progressively more responsible roles will be a tremendous asset to the National Group. We are pleased to welcome him to the South Atlantic Division."
Brentwood-based Clearwater Compliance announced this week the naming of healthcare communications veteran Andrea White as vice president of marketing.
In her new role, White will help advance Clearwater's brand and support the continued growth of the HIPAA and HITECH compliance solutions company, according to a release.
"Effectively communicating with our customers and consistently sharing our experience with the industry are two mission critical priorities for our business," said Bob Chaput, CEO and founder of Clearwater Compliance.
White is a Nashville native and comes most recently from Walgreens, leading project management initiatives for the Take Care Health Employer Solutions Group. She also served on Gov. Phil Bredesen's staff where she helped launch the eHealth Council, and also served in the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative.
Dr. William Cooper, Vanderbilt professor of pediatrics and health policy, has been promoted to two new roles at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
Cooper, the vice chair for faculty affairs in the university's department of pediatrics, will now serve as associate dean for faculty affairs within the VUSM Faculty Affairs and Career Development Office. He will additionally serve as director of the Vanderbilt Center for Patient and Professional Advocacy (CPPA).
As director, Cooper replaces founder Dr. Gerald Hickson, who was recently promoted to senior vice president for quality, safety and risk prevention for VUMC.
"Bill is an outstanding professional, educator and internationally recognized researcher," Hickson said in a release. "His skills and vision will make him a great center director.
In his new roles, Cooper will be responsible for the oversight of the CPPA and will facilitate issues of professionalism for VUMC faculty.
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