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TriStar Centennial Names New Chief Executive Officer

October 18, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 18, 2012) — Heather Rohan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Aventura Hospital and Medical Center in Aventura, Fla., has been named chief executive officer of HCA’s TriStar Centennial Medical Center, effective Dec. 1, 2012.

Rohan, who has more than 25 years of executive leadership in both administrative and clinical areas within HCA, has served as CEO of Aventura for the past seven years. Under her leadership, Aventura Hospital and Medical Center has been recognized nationally as a “Top Performer” by the Joint Commission for two consecutive years. Over the past five years, Aventura has experienced a period of tremendous growth in market share, admissions and emergency visits. Other major achievements at Aventura include achieving the distinction as a Comprehensive Stroke Center, adding countless new technologies and opening an Orthopedic/Spine Unit in March of this year.

Prior to Aventura, Heather served as CEO at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Fla. and as CEO at Pompano Beach Medical Center in Pompano Beach, Fla. During her tenure at Palms West Hospital, Heather led two major expansion projects and helped create a multispecialty pediatric program that included a Pediatric Residency program, culminating into what is now a Children’s Hospital.

“Heather brings an extensive list of accomplishments and outstanding experience in all facets of executive leadership to TriStar Centennial,” said Steve Corbeil, president of TriStar Health. “With an extraordinary dedication to compassionate and quality patient care, we are confident that Heather will continue and elevate TriStar Centennial’s legacy of excellent care and service to the community.”

With her roots in nursing, Rohan earned both a bachelor’s degree in nursing and a master’s degree in business administration from Barry University in Miami Shores, Fla. She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has received numerous leadership and community service recognitions throughout her healthcare career—including the “Women of Distinction and Caring” award from The Hebrew Homes Plaza Health Network, “CEO of the Year” award from The South Florida Business Journal and was voted by The March of Dimes as a “Woman of Distinction.”

“It is a great honor for me to join the dedicated healthcare team at TriStar Centennial Medical Center,” said Rohan. “There is a rich history of excellent patient care in the communities we serve and a highly-focused motivation for continued improvement in patient outcomes that I very much look forward to being part of.”

Rohan replaces Tom Herron who announced his retirement in June 2012.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.