| Judith Bracken|
| Hospital Corporation of America|
San Diego State University, VCU Medical Center
Thomas F. Frist, Jr., Thomas F. Frist, Sr., R. Milton Johnson, Jack C. Massey
Richard M. Bracken Wikipedia
Richard M. Bracken is an American businessman. He serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA), the largest for-profit healthcare provider in the world.
Richard M. Bracken graduated from San Diego State University in 1974 and a Master of Health Administration from the Medical College of Virginia in 1977.
He joined the Hospital Corporation of America in 1981. He became its President and Chief Operating Officer in 2002. Since 2009, he has served as Chief Executive Officer as well as Chairman, replacing Jack O. Bovender, Jr.. In 2013, he earned $38.6 million for his role as CEO, making him the second highest paid CEO in the United States, after the Oracle Corporation's Larry Ellison and before The Walt Disney Company's Bob Iger. He is scheduled to step down as CEO, but remain as a member of the Board of Directors.
He serves on the Boards of Directors of the California Hospital Association, the Federation of American Hospitals, and the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Corporate Executives, The Business Council, the Nashville Healthcare Council, the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee Board. He is also a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
He is married to Judith Bracken. They have four children. They reside in Nashville, Tennessee.