P. Martin “Marty” Paslick to retire after 38 years of service
NASHVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading healthcare providers, today announced that Chad Wasserman, a nearly 30-year veteran of the company, has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer, effective February 1, 2024. Wasserman succeeds P. Martin “Marty” Paslick, who is retiring after 38 years with HCA Healthcare.
As chief information officer, Wasserman will lead more than 6,700 colleagues in the Information Technology Group (ITG), which provides global IT strategy, solutions and support for HCA Healthcare and its hospitals and sites of care. He will oversee the group’s array of solutions including infrastructure, cloud, automation, data engineering, software development, enterprise systems and clinical technology initiatives.
“Throughout his career, Chad has demonstrated a strong ability to drive technology solutions across a wide range of business areas,” said Sam Hazen, chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare. “I’m confident in his ability to lead our growing technology agenda to advance digital capabilities across the company.”
Wasserman has been with HCA Healthcare for 28 years and previously served as senior vice president and chief operating officer for ITG. Throughout his career with the company, he has served in a variety of senior leadership positions including vice president of ITG Service Line and Corporate Solutions, vice president of ITG Digital Patient Experience and vice president of ITG Infrastructure Services and Operations. Prior to 2017, Wasserman was chief information officer of Parallon Business Performance Group.
Wasserman holds a masters degree in business administration from Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Villanova University. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Nashville Technology Council and is an HCA Healthcare Hope Fund board member.
Paslick is retiring after serving as chief information officer for 11 years. He joined HCA Healthcare’s ITG in 1985, going on to become the department’s first chief operating officer in 2010. Under Paslick’s leadership, HCA Healthcare invested in the mobility of the company’s workforce through strategic partnerships to support clinical care and deployed one of the largest iOS platforms in the country, which enabled mobile capability for the company’s more than 93,000 nurses. Paslick also led the development of new IT units and transformed HCA Healthcare’s field-based IT operations, including the launch of the company’s Clinical Data Warehouse. Paslick also played a key role in transitioning HCA Healthcare to the Cloud, designed to help create a secure and dynamic data analytics platform through a partnership with Google Cloud. He was also instrumental in beginning the planned enterprise-wide transition to Meditech Expanse.
“Marty’s service to HCA Healthcare has been revolutionary for the company and has set the course for our technology agenda,” said Hazen. “Under his leadership, our technological capabilities have greatly expanded, creating solutions to support our caregivers and ultimately lead to better care for our patients. We wish him all the best in his retirement.”
About HCA Healthcare
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services comprising 186 hospitals and approximately 2,400 ambulatory sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model for hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, deliver patient-focused care and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one that demonstrated that full-term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another that identified a clinical protocol that can reduce bloodstream infections in ICU patients by 44%. HCA Healthcare is a learning health system that uses its more than 37 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives.
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