HCA has appointed Belmont graduate R. Milton Johnson as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In his new position, Johnson is responsible for financial operations of the company including treasury, government reimbursement, tax, accounting, insurance and risk management, and financial reporting. The newly created position at HCA reports to the company’s chairman and CEO. Johnson, 47, previously served as senior vice president and controller. In that position he was the company’s chief accounting officer and was responsible for tax, accounting, insurance and risk management, and financial reporting.