Lawrence H. Kloess
Mr. Kloess is a healthcare executive with over 35 years of leadership experience in hospital and physician group management. He retired from Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) in December, 2011, after 28 years of senior leadership responsibility, most recently serving as the CEO of Centennial Medical Center from 1998-2005, and then the President of HCA’s TriStar Division from 2005-2011, with operational responsibility for 20 HCA hospitals and 10 ambulatory surgery centers throughout Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky. Mr. Kloess is a native of Montgomery, Alabama, and is the eldest of 4 brothers. He obtained his Bachelors degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, and his Masters degree in Hospital Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Kloess is board-certified in healthcare management, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has been a licensed nursing home administrator.
Mr. Kloess has been active in civic affairs, most recently serving on the Boards of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, Alive Hospice, the PENCIL Foundation, the Men of Valor Prison Ministry, and the Tennessee Hospital Association, where he served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors throughout 2011.
Mr. Kloess and his wife, Karen, are the parents of two adult children, and active members of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee.