HCA Healthcare recently announced Jeff Cohen will assume the role of senior vice president, Government Relations effective Oct.1. He will be replacing Vic Campbell, who will retire Feb. 29, 2020.
"We're excited to have Jeff join the HCA Healthcare executive team to lead our Government Relations activities," said Sam Hazen, CEO. "Having spent the majority of his career in Washington, DC, Jeff brings a wealth of experience and leadership that will ensure our company is well-represented in legislative discussions at both the federal and state levels."
Cohen has spent the last 20 years with the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH), most recently as executive vice president of Public Affairs where he managed all advocacy, public affairs and communications for the association. In this role, he worked closely with Fortune 500 and privately-held member companies and acted as chief lobbyist for the association.
Campbell is retiring after a 47-year career with HCA Healthcare. He joined the company's finance department in 1972 and established the company's investor relations function in 1976, leading that area until October of 2018. Campbell was named senior vice president in 1994, just one year before being named one of the "Top 10 Investor Relations Officers" in the nation by Institutional Investor magazine.
In 1997, Campbell was tapped to lead HCA Healthcare's Government Relations team. Over the years, he served three terms as chairman of the FAH and served on the board of the American Hospital Association from 1995-2000. He is also a former member of the board of directors of the Nashville Health Care Council.