R. Clayton McWhorter, American businessman, Died at 82


Ralph Clayton McWhorter was born on September 27, 1933, and died on January 23, 2016.

He was an American businessman.

He was the president and chief executive officer of the Hospital Corporation of America from 1985 to 1987.

Ralph worked as an administrator at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Georgia and at West Georgia Medical Center in LaGrange, Georgia.

Mr.McWhorter then worked as an administrator at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Georgia.

Ralph was Executive Vice President by 1980, and by 1985, he became President and Chief Operating Officer.

McWhorter then served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Hospital Corporation of America (NYSE: HCA) from 1985 to September 1987.

He co-founded HealthTrust in 1987 and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer until April 1995.

Ralph Clayton McWhorter founded LifeTrust America in 1996 and served as its Chairman from October 1996 to November 2004.

Ralph was the chairman of Gordian Health Solutions until its sale.

He was the founder of PharmMD in 2008.

He was also the founder of Primocare in 2010, where he serves as a Director.

Ralph the co-founder and Chairman of Clayton Associates.

Ralph Clayton McWhorter has served on the Board of Directors of SunTrust Banks (NYSE: STI) in Nashville, Ingram Industries, StaffMark, Edgewater Technology (NASDAQ: EDGW) and the Corrections Corporation of America (NYSE: CXW).

He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority and on the Advisory Board of Harpeth Capital.

Mr. McWhorter was the President and Chairman of the Federation of American Health Systems and a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Mr. McWhorter received the Life Time Achievement Award by Federation of American Health Systems in 1997.

Ralph has also served as a Director of the Foundation of State Legislatures and as a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development.

Ralph Clayton McWhorter passed away at 82 yrs old.