Samford University


Sylvia Young

Sylvia Young ’83, a 27-year veteran of hospital administration, was appointed president and chief executive officer of HCA Continental Division and HCA-HealthONE, LLC, in June 2012. Before her appointment to the Denver, Colo.-based division headquarters, Young had been president of HCA’s Sunrise Health System, which includes Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital in addition to four ambulatory surgery centers in Las Vegas, Nev.
Sylvia Young
Young began her career in hospital administration in 1985. From 1995 to 1998, she served as chief operating officer of HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora, a two-campus hospital. From 1998 until 2007, she served as chief executive officer of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza, a three-campus hospital that includes a Level II trauma center, two emergency departments, four outpatient imaging centers and 20 operating suites.

In 2009, Young was recognized nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the U.S.” She was named one of the 10 “Power Women of Nevada” by Nevada Business Magazine in 2012. Young currently serves on the board of Colorado Concern, Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce. She has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Samford University. She and her husband, Dr. David Young, have two daughters.

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