Brian Cook, MBA
Brian Cook was appointed to President of HCA Healthcare's Far West Division in March 2018. In his role, Brian is responsible for the management and operations of 8 hospitals, free-standing emergency rooms and surgical centers spanning the Southern Nevada and the Southern/Northern California markets. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer of North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida and has been with HCA for over fifteen years.
He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida State University and his MBA at Rollins College's Crummer Graduate School of Business.
Steve Killian, MHA, MBA
Chief Financial Officer
In December of 2015 Steve Killian was named Chief Financial Officer of HCA Healthcare's Far West Division. Steve's oversight includes all financial activities, including accounting and budgeting, along with operational strategies such as forecasting, trends and planning. He has been with HCA Healthcare for over 16 years in the Southern Nevada market and was most recently the CFO at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He has a bachelor's degree from Brigham young University and two master's degrees from the University of Utah.
Joe Corcoran, DO, FACOG
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Joe Corcoran accepted the position of HCA Healthcare Far West Division's Chief Medical Officer in December 2018. Dr. Corcoran oversees all clinical and quality services across the Division. He has been with HCA Healthcare for over seven years and most recently was the CMO of Brandon Regional Hospital in Brandon, Florida. Prior to becoming a part of the hospital administration team, Dr. Corcoran spent over 20 years in direct patient care as a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist.
He is a graduate of the Nova-Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his OB/GYN residency at Temple University Hospital.
Shari Chavez, MHA, RN, CENP
Chief Nurse Executive
In June 2016, Shari Chavez was named Chief Nurse Executive of HCA Healthcare's Far West Division. Chavez is responsible for nurse and physician collaboration and service initiatives like patient experience, nursing recruitment, retention and development. She has a long-standing career with HCA and prior to her current role she was the Chief Nursing Officer at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, Colorado.
She earned a Master's degree in Health Care Administration from the University of St. Francis.
Cae L. Swanger
Chief Information Officer
Cae Swanger is Chief Information Officer for HCA Healthcare’s Far West and Mountain Divisions. Managing a multi-faced team that supports clinical applications, imaging systems, pharmacy systems and custom applications leveraged by 23,000 caregivers, Cae develops the strategic IT direction for the two operating divisions that incorporates major initiatives championed by HCA Healthcare that allows for local adoption and acceptance by hospitals, surgery centers and free-standing emergency rooms in California, Nevada, Alaska, Idaho, and Utah. Cae joined HCA Healthcare in 2001 as Director of IT. Prior to that, had a successful career in the Hi Tech industry progressing from application developer roles, into systems and network engineering roles, ultimately moving into leadership positions.
She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Reno, and earned her MBA-Healthcare Management from Western Governors University in 2016.