Birmingham, England – 1st March 2018 – HealthTrust Europe today announced the appointment of Dennis Robb as chief executive officer, effective immediately. As CEO, Robb will lead the UK subsidiary organisation of HCA Healthcare, which serves 146 acute hospitals across the United Kingdom, including NHS Trusts and HCA Healthcare UK.
Robb joined HealthTrust Europe in November 2015 as chief operating officer. As COO, he has strengthened operational performance, fostered staff retention and leadership development, and aligned the group purchasing organisation (GPO) with national healthcare contracting initiatives.
Located in Birmingham, HealthTrust Europe has grown employment opportunities in the West Midlands with an additional 27 full time positions, and promoted UK staff into management positions. The adoption of international leadership best practices has resulted in improved morale and productivity, contract process and value, market-driven business lines and enhanced customer satisfaction with NHS Trusts and HCA Healthcare UK.
“I’m excited for HealthTrust Europe and its healthcare partners in the UK,” said Ed Jones, HealthTrust president and CEO. “Dennis has been instrumental in the transformation of the organisation. His passion for improving healthcare in the communities we serve coupled with his operational expertise will continue to enhance our partnerships with the NHS and commercial healthcare sector.”
Robb began his career as a clinician and has served in senior executive roles for a regional neuroscience referral centre in the United States and a large academic IDN in the Midwest of America. He has served as the elected chairman of a national supply chain board, representing one of the largest GPOs in the United States and has received national recognition for leadership, audited supply chain savings and supplier diversity.
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About HealthTrust Europe
HealthTrust Europe is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total spend management solutions that leverage our operator experience, scale and innovation. HealthTrust Europe operates as the UK arm of HealthTrust, who globally serves approximately 1,500 hospitals and health systems and more than 31,000 alternate care sites leveraging $35 billion of spend to negotiate cost saving opportunities and best terms for its members. A subsidiary of HCA Healthcare, a leading international healthcare organisation, HealthTrust Europe is committed to supporting the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve.