HCA Healthcare Announces Greg Lowe as President of Newly Created North Carolina Division

HCA Healthcare veteran Terence van Arkel named North Carolina Division CFO; Mission Health’s Ron Paulus to remain with HCA

Nashville, T.N. (February 20, 2019) – HCA Healthcare (NYSE: HCA), a leading healthcare provider with 185 hospitals and more than 1,800 sites of care in 21 states and the United Kingdom, today announced veteran hospital leader Greg Lowe has been named president of the newly created Asheville-based North Carolina Division, which comprises the recently purchased Mission Health system of six hospitals in western North Carolina, effective April 1.

Lowe has served as chief executive officer of HCA Healthcare’s Chippenham and Johnston-Willis (CJW) hospitals, a two-campus system in Richmond, Va., since 2016.

In addition, HCA Healthcare veteran Terence van Arkel has been appointed CFO of the North Carolina Division. Ronald A. Paulus, MD, Mission Health’s president and CEO will transition to a new role as a strategic advisor on key areas of operations and report to Chuck Hall, president of HCA Healthcare’s National Group.

“Greg is a talented leader and system operator with experience expanding medical services to meet the healthcare needs of the community,” said Hall. “Greg and Terence head up an experienced, patient-focused North Carolina Division leadership team to support the continued success of Mission Health. We appreciate Dr. Paulus’s leadership of Mission Health and look forward to his continued contributions to HCA Healthcare in his new role.”

Before becoming CEO of CJW, Lowe was CEO of Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute, an HCA Healthcare-affiliated level II trauma center in Fort Pierce, Fla. During his tenure at Lawnwood, Lowe led the opening of a level III NICU and developed a pediatric emergency department and the Treasure Coast’s only comprehensive stroke center. Before joining HCA Healthcare, Lowe held CEO roles at hospitals in North Carolina and Tennessee.

Van Arkel, who has been CFO of HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division since 2016, played an important role in the integration of recently-acquired Memorial Health in Savannah, Ga. He has spent more than 23 years with HCA Healthcare, serving in a variety of hospital leadership roles, including as CFO of Regional Medical Center of San Jose, Doctors’ Hospital of Augusta, JFK Medical Center and Orange Park Medical Center. He also served as chief operating officer of Trident Medical Center and Doctors’ Hospital of Augusta.


About HCA Healthcare

Nashville-based HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading providers of healthcare services, comprising 185 hospitals and more than 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics, in 21 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 percent. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 31 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.

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About Mission Health

Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is based in Asheville, North Carolina, and is the state’s sixth largest health system. In 2018, for the sixth time in the past seven years, Mission Health has been named one of the nation’s Top 15 Health Systems by IBM Watson Health (formerly Truven Health Analytics). Mission Health is the only health system in North Carolina to achieve this recognition. Mission Health operates six hospitals, numerous outpatient and surgery centers, post-acute care provider CarePartners, long-term acute care provider Asheville Specialty Hospital and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. With approximately 12,000 colleagues and 2,000 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to improving the health and wellness of the people of western North Carolina. For more information, please visit missionhealth.org or @MissionHealthNC.
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