HealthONE and HCA Continental Division Leadership Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
HealthONE® and HCA's Continental Division
Sylvia Young, a 27-year veteran of hospital administration, was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA Continental Division and HCA-HealthONE LLC in June 2012. Before her appointment to the Denver-based Division headquarters, Young had been President of HCA’s Sunrise Health System, which includes Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital in addition to four ambulatory surgery centers in Las Vegas.
From 1998 until 2007, Young served as Chief Executive Officer of The Medical Center of Aurora and Centennial Medical Plaza, a three-campus hospital that includes a Level II trauma center, two emergency departments, four outpatient imaging centers and 20 operating suites. From 1995 to 1998, Young served as Chief Operating Officer of HealthONE’s The Medical Center of Aurora, a two-campus hospital. Young began her career in hospital administration in 1985.
In 2009, Young was recognized nationally by Modern Healthcare magazine as one of the “Top 25 Women in Healthcare in the U.S.” Young was named one of the 10 “Power Women of Nevada” by Nevada Business Magazine in 2012 and named Samford University’s Alumni of the Year in 2013. In January 2015, Young was honored by the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce as one of the Top 25 Most Powerful Women.
Young currently serves on the following community boards:
- Colorado Concern
- Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Marketing and Strategy Committee member
- Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Public Affairs Co-Chair
- Coloradoans Protecting Patient Access
- 2014 Chair Go Red for Women - American Heart Association
- 2015 Kaleidoscope Gala Chair-Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation
- 2015 Light the Night Walk Corporate Chair-Lymphoma and Leukemia Society
- International Women’s Forum
Young has a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Alabama, Birmingham and a bachelor’s degree in public administration from Samford University in Birmingham. She and her husband, Dr. David Young, have 2 daughters.