Sylvia YoungSylvia Young has been named president of Hospital Corporation of America’s (HCA) Continental Division, effective June 1. Young graduated from the Master of Science in Health Administration at UAB in 1985.

The Continental Division comprises of seven Denver-area hospitals in the HealthONE system and Wesley Medical Center and Galichia Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas. It also includes 15 surgery centers and dozens of other outpatient centers in Colorado and Wichita.

Young replaced Jeff Dorsey, who announced his retirement last month. A 27-year veteran of hospital administration, Young currently serves as president of HCA’s Sunrise Health system in addition to four ambulatory surgery centers in Las Vegas.

The appointment marks a return to Denver for Young, who served in various hospital leadership roles there from 1985 to 2007.