Hugh Tappan was appointed CEO of Hughston Sports Medicine Hospital only five years after graduation from UNF. He was subsequently appointed COO of Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He was subsequently the CEO Wesley Medical Center in Kansas, where he led the acquisition of Galichia Heart Hospital by leading a Transition Board to consolidate the acquisition.
In 2015, he was promoted to lead HCA Healthcare’s South Atlantic Division, which includes 12 hospitals and more than 200 sites of care in six markets across South Carolina, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida.
Hugh has been integrally involved with the program at UNF providing support and mentoring since his graduation. In 2017, he helped initiate the Organizing Committee to support the new Health Administration Committee. He is a Founder member of the Health Administration Department. He was also a Founding member of the Health Administration Alumni Board in 2018 and was appointed as the National Chair of the Health Administration Alumni Board.