Riverside Community Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, is pleased to announce the appointment of Cullen Brown as our new Chief Operating Officer effective June 6, 2022.

Since 2019, Cullen has been the Chief Operating Officer of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, a 256-bed facility and a fellow HCA Healthcare Far West Division hospital. In this role, he oversaw the operations of the Emergency Department, Surgical Services, Cardiac Services and several ancillary departments. Before joining Southern Hills, Cullen started his career with HCA Healthcare at Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center in Virginia and then served as Vice President, Operations at Los Robles Regional Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, California. Cullen has led countless initiatives, facilitated growth of numerous service lines and helped gain approval for over $90 million in construction projects about to start at Southern Hills.

Cullen studied economics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas then moved to Richmond and received his Master’s in Health Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Cullen Brown stands with partner and child

“I am excited to start this journey at Riverside Community Hospital and the new opportunities that come with a 478-bed facility that continues to grow and expand services,” said Cullen. “I have heard that Riverside is a great place to raise a family and I am looking forward to exploring the many unique qualities the city and surrounding areas have to offer.”

Cullen will be relocating to Riverside with his wife Kari, an elementary school teacher, and 18-month-old Owen. He and his wife enjoy doing outdoor activities, including hiking and taking their son to the park, scuba diving and traveling. Cullen and Kari are expecting their second son in August of this year.