As a 27-year veteran of HCA Healthcare, Greg Beasley serves as president of the ambulatory surgery civision, which encompasses more than 6,000 colleagues and 3,400 physician partners.
The HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division operates, and jointly owns with physicians, 153 surgery centers in 16 states.
Beasley began his career with HCA Healthcare as an operations director in 1995 and was later named vice president of operations for Texas and Louisiana.
He served as senior vice president of operations for the Western Region of the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division for four years and as chief operating officer of the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division for two years before being promoted to president of the HCA Healthcare ambulatory surgery division in 2004.
He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Texas Tech University.
Division Chief Financial Officer
Greg Swinney joined HCA Healthcare in September 2005 as a Regional Chief Financial Officer for the Surgery Center Division. In his leadership role, he was responsible for surgery centers in the Continental, Mountain, Far West, MidAmerica, Gulf Coast and Central and West Texas Divisions of HCA Healthcare.
He was promoted to Division Chief Financial Officer in April 2016. Mr. Swinney is a Certified Public Accountant with 22 years of experience in various financial and accounting positions in the healthcare industry with a background in physician practice management. He began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young.
Mr. Swinney received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree from Texas Christian University.
Michael Hicks, MD
National Medical Director
Michael Hicks, MD, is the National Medical Director of HCA Healthcare's Surgery Center Division. As the clinical leader for the Ambulatory Surgery Division, Dr. Hicks is responsible for patient safety, quality and clinical risk management. In addition, he remains active clinically as an anesthesiologist and clinical informaticist.
Previously, Dr. Hicks held a number of executive leadership positions within private and publicly-traded companies. Most recently, he served as the Executive Vice President of Health System Partnerships and Clinical Affairs at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, where his teams led the interdisciplinary faculty clinical practice, clinical training relationships of the university's six schools and colleges and it's publicly-funded patient safety institute.
Dr. Hicks earned a bachelor’s degree and his medical degree from West Virginia University, a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Dallas, and a Master’s of Science in Health Management from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Preventive Medicine in clinical informatics and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).
Sharon Ikeler, DNP, RN, NEA-BC
Chief Nursing Executive
Sharon Ikeler, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, was named Chief Nursing Executive of the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division in November 2020. She oversees nursing strategy, operations, talent management and patient experience - including driving a culture of caring throughout the HCA Healthcare Ambulatory Surgery Division.
Dr. Ikeler has 26 years of nursing experience - 14 of those within HCA Healthcare. Previously, she served as Chief Nursing Officer of HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest, a 425-bed hospital, for two years where she oversaw clinical services for various inpatient units, emergency services, education, respiratory therapy, women’s services and two urgent care centers.
She brings 17 years of experience in Chief Nursing Officer roles including Tomball Regional Medical Center from 2014 – 2018, Plaza Medical Center from 2011 – 2014 and Las Colinas Medical Center from 2006 – 2011.
Dr. Ikeler holds a Bachelor in Nursing and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Texas Christian University and Master of Science in Nursing Administrator from University of Texas at Arlington.
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Dave Whalen has served as Senior Vice President of Business Development of the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division since 2010. In this role, Dave is responsible for the growth of HCA Healthcare's surgery centers. He oversees acquisitions of existing, physician-owned centers and the development of new surgery centers.
Dave has more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining HCA Healthcare, Mr. Whalen was Vice President of Business Development at Surgical Care Affiliates and served as Chief Business Development Officer at Memorial Hermann Healthcare System in Houston, Texas for five years. Additionally, Dave was as a healthcare consultant at Deloitte for 10 years.
He holds a Master’s of Business Administration from University of Michigan, along with a master’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Temple University.
Senior Vice President of Operations of the Western Region
Shaun Cartwright was named Senior Vice President of Operations of the Western Region for the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division in January 2020.
Previously, he served as Vice President of Operations for the HCA Healthcare Continental Division from 2016 – 2020 where he led strategy and operations for 19 ambulatory surgery centers, 850 colleagues and 300 physician partners.
Shaun began his career with HCA Healthcare in 2006. He held several influential leadership positions throughout 14 years within the Continental Division including Assistant Vice President of Operations, Central Business Office Director and Central Business Office Manager.
During his time in the Continental Division, Shaun was instrumental in helping grow its number of ambulatory surgery centers from six to 19. Additionally, he played a significant role in launching the first surgical center total joint replacement program within HCA Healthcare.
Shaun holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Oregon State University and a Master of Business Administration from University of Colorado at Denver.
Senior Vice President of Operations of the Central Region
Tim Evans has served as Senior Vice President of Operations of the Central Region for the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division since 2016. In this role, Tim oversees the operations and development for more than 30 surgery centers.
He has more than 20 years of healthcare experience, specifically related to free-standing outpatient surgery centers.
Prior to his current role, Tim served as Vice President of Operations for the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division for nine years where he oversaw operations and financial responsibilities for surgery centers in Tennessee, Georgia and Louisiana.
Before joining HCA Healthcare, he served as Regional Vice President for Titan Health Corporation and Regional Vice President of Operations for Symbion Healthcare, where he managed and developed surgery centers throughout the United States.
Tim holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master of Business Administration from Samford University.
Senior Vice President of Operations of the Northwest Region
Dave Roy was named Senior Vice President of Operations of the Northwest Region for the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division in February 2016.
He oversees strategic, operational and development responsibilities for 42 surgery centers located in the Continental, Mountain and Mid-America Divisions of HCA Healthcare.
Dave began his career with HCA Healthcare in 1993 as an Administrator of an ophthalmology practice, and at a surgery center, and then served in various Vice President of Operations roles - in the East Florida and Central Atlantic Divisions for 10 years, the Continental Division for nine years and in ophthalmic services for seven years.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from University of Florida, has been married to his wife, Marjorie, for 37 years and has two sons and two grandchildren.
Senior Vice President of Operations of the East Region
Will Earnest is Senior Vice President of Operations of the East Region for the HCA Healthcare Surgery Center Division, encompassing more than 40 surgery centers in Florida, Coastal Georgia and South Carolina.
In addition, Will oversees HCA Healthcare’s financial and operational hub in Orlando and three Central Business Offices based in Florida.
With more than 26 years of experience at HCA Healthcare, Will has served in roles in hospital management, outpatient development and outpatient oncology operations.
Will resides in St. Augustine, Florida with his wife and daughter.