HCA Healthcare’s Continental Division, which includes HealthONE in Denver, CO and Wesley Healthcare in Wichita, KS announced that Sylvia Young, President and CEO, will retire at the end of the year after a 35-year career with the company.
Young began her career as an Assistant Administrator at Aurora Presbyterian Hospital before it became known as The Medical Center of Aurora where she was ultimately promoted to CEO in 1998. Following her success in that role, she was named CEO and Market President of the Sunrise Health System in Las Vegas, Nevada before being asked to return to Denver as the Continental Division President, a role Young has held for the last 10 years.
Young’s focus on quality, service and financial performance has resulted in the Continental Division, including HealthONE in Denver, being named one of the Top 5 Health Systems in the United States by IBM Watson Health, among other accolades. In addition, her dedication to quality has produced a number of innovations that have been scaled across HCA Healthcare.
An active member of the community, Young has served on a number of not-for-profit boards throughout her career including Colorado Concern and the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. She also currently serves as a member American Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Teaching, board service and travel will be among Young’s new priorities following her retirement.
A search for Young’s replacement is underway.
HealthONE, as part of the HCA Healthcare Continental Division, was named the top health system in the state by IBM Watson Health and our system was named one of the top five large health systems in the country. HealthONE and HCA Healthcare have also been named 12 consecutive times by Ethisphere as a World’s Most Ethical Company and two consecutive years as a LinkedIn Top Company.