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HCA Healthcare Names Dr. Monique Butler as President of Graduate Medical Education

HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that Dr. Monique Butler has been appointed president of Graduate Medical Education, effective March 1, 2024. Dr. Butler succeeds Dr. Bruce Deighton who will retire from HCA Healthcare later in 2024.

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Dr. Monique Butler (Photo: Business Wire)

Dr. Monique Butler (Photo: Business Wire)

In her new role, Dr. Butler is responsible for the enterprise-wide leadership of HCA Healthcare’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) strategy, quality and operations, including the growth and development, program accreditation and clinical performance of more than 300 residency and fellowship programs across 16 states and over 70 teaching hospitals.

“Dr. Butler has a strong reputation for energetic, outcome-driven operational leadership and clinical expertise, which I am confident will continue in her new role,” said Dr. Michael Cuffe, executive vice president and chief clinical officer of HCA Healthcare. “We are proud to have her leading the next generation of physicians.”

Previously, Dr. Butler served as the chief medical officer for HCA Healthcare’s North Florida Division for the past three years. Under her leadership, North Florida was consistently recognized for care excellence, quality and physician satisfaction. Dr. Butler joined HCA Healthcare in 2018 as the chief medical officer of Swedish Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Butler has held a variety of clinical leadership roles, including chief operating officer at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, chief medical officer at Detroit Receiving Hospital and chief medical officer at Sinai-Grace Hospital. In each of these roles, Dr. Butler was responsible for the strategy, development, operations and quality of GME programs with a strong focus on faculty recruitment, resident advocacy, resident retention, engagement and communication.

Dr. Butler earned a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology – Movement Science from the University of Michigan, a Doctor of Medicine from Wayne State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. Additionally, she maintains faculty assignments at University of Central Florida School of Medicine and University of Tennessee Haslam College of Business.

Dr. Deighton will stay engaged as the senior advisor to the president of GME to ensure a seamless transition, leveraging their history of successful collaboration for the benefit of the residents, fellows, faculty and communities HCA Healthcare serves.

Under Dr. Deighton’s leadership, HCA Healthcare’s GME platform grew to 5,185 residents at 72 hospitals. Leveraging HCA Healthcare’s scale, the GME programs are designed to prepare the next generation of physicians to positively impact communities, attract clinical talent to care facilities and improve the quality of care provided.

“I have a deep gratitude for Dr. Deighton, his service to HCA Healthcare and the amazing legacy he leaves to American medicine,” said Dr. Cuffe. “Our Graduate Medical Education program would not be where it is today without his vision. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”

About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 186 hospitals and approximately 2,400 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 43 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.

All references to “Company,” “HCA” and “HCA Healthcare” as used throughout this document refer to HCA Healthcare, Inc. and its affiliates.



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