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HCA International Limited appoints new Chief Financial Officer

13 June 2012

HCA International Limited has appointed John Bugos as its new Chief Financial Officer with effect from 1st July.

John Bugos, who is 48 and currently Director of Strategy and Planning at HCA International, will succeed Jim Petkas who is retiring after 20 years with HCA.  Jim will return to the US in September after a handover period with John Bugos.

Mr Petkas became CFO in the UK in 2007 and has played a vital role in directing a major growth plan that included the development of many new services and facilities for HCA International.

Michael Neeb, President and Chief Executive Officer of HCA International, paid tribute to the contribution Jim Petkas has made to the organisation:  "Jim's keen insight and financial acumen have been instrumental in the success and expansion of the group over the past five years," he said. "We will miss Jim and his many contributions to the company, and wish him the very best as he relocates back to the US."

"Meanwhile John Bugos is a proven member of our international team, with eight years experience in the UK healthcare market.  He has led many of our key development efforts over the past five years including a number of innovative partnerships with the NHS, such as The Christie Clinic joint venture."

"John brings a wealth of talent and experience to support HCA International's continued growth. He has a very solid background in finance and strategy that we are confident will provide tremendous support to our great team of leaders, who are focused on providing world class care to our patients every day," said Mr Neeb.

In his new role, John Bugos will be responsible for the financial operations of HCA's six hospitals, its four joint ventures with the NHS in London and Manchester and its ten diagnostic and outpatients' centres around the Capital.

John began his career with Booz Allen Hamilton in 1987 as an analyst then moved to Deloitte as a management consultant.  He held positions as finance controller and CFO in the technology sector in the U.S. before relocating to the UK, where he switched to healthcare eight years ago, joining Nations Healthcare Limited.

John Bugos has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh, and an M.B.A. in Corporate Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business. He is married with three children.

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Note to Editors

HCA International Limited, owns the Capital's six leading private hospitals, all based in central London and each with an international reputation for the highest standards of acute and tertiary care.  They are: The Wellington - the largest private hospital in Europe, London Bridge Hospital, The Harley Street Clinic, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, The Lister Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital.

HCA also has ten outpatient and diagnostic centres in and around London, a blood and bone cancer treatment unit as a joint venture with the NHS at University College Hospital - together with a young person's cancer unit and a new private outpatient unit on the fifth floor of the New UCH Macmillan cancer centre off Capper Street in London.  HCA also operates The London Gamma Knife Centre, another joint venture with the NHS at St Bartholomew's Hospital and Harley Street at Queen's, a private patient centre at the NHS Queen's Hospital in Romford.  In addition, HCA has opened, in partnership with the internationally renowned Christie cancer hospital in Manchester, a new  private patient unit - The Christie Clinic - for patients from across the North of England.

The HCA cancer network is the largest provider of cancer care in the UK outside the NHS.  Uniquely for the private sector, HCA has its own clinical trials unit based in Harley Street, central London.  HCA is also the largest provider of critical care and cardiac care, both adult and paediatric, in the independent sector.  One in five of its hospital beds is a critical care bed.

For more Media Information about HCA and its services, please call Neil Huband on 07808 298989 or 020 7436 6372.

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