Health Management Associates, Inc. (NYSE:HMA) has named Steven E. Clifton to the position of Senior Vice President and General Counsel.
Clifton brings more than 25 years of legal counsel experience to Health Management, most recently serving as Vice President, Legal Operations at HCA (NYSE:HCA). Clifton has spent the last 18 years with HCA having supervised and managed more than 45 attorneys who provide legal services on all operational matters and issues for all HCA facilities.
"We are very excited to welcome Steve to Health Management," said Gary D. Newsome, Health Management's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Steve brings with him a valuable combination of both legal and health care experience. He has a highly successful leadership record and possesses deep areas of expertise in physician relationships, compliance, and operations. This is a very active time of change in the health care industry and we are pleased to have someone of Steve’s caliber, with his extensive experience, join our team. We look forward to Steve contributing to our continued success."
Before joining HCA, Clifton served as Corporate Counsel for Alliant Health System in Louisville, Kentucky, a tax-exempt hospital system comprised of three hospitals and a for-profit subsidiary that managed 25 hospitals and provided respiratory therapy services to nursing homes. Prior to Alliant, Clifton served as an Associate Attorney for Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs in Louisville, Kentucky.Clifton earned his bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University and a law degree from the University of Kentucky. Health Management enables America's best local health care by providing the people, processes, capital and expertise necessary for its hospital and physician partners to fulfill their local missions of delivering superior health care services. Health Management, through its subsidiaries operates 70 hospitals, with approximately 10,500 licensed beds, in non-urban communities located throughout the United States. All references to "Health Management," "HMA" or the "Company" used in this release refer to Health Management Associates, Inc. and its affiliates.
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