HCA Healthcare, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Hugh F. Johnston as an independent director, effective September 1, 2021. With his addition, HCA Healthcares board of directors increases from 9 to 10 members. Mr. Johnston will also serve as a member of HCA Healthcares audit and compliance committee and finance and investments committee. Mr. Johnston is vice chairman and chief financial officer of PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company that earned more than $70 billion in net revenue in 2020 and boasts a product portfolio with 23 brands generating more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales. He joined PepsiCo in 1987 and has served in a variety of senior leadership positions. Mr. Johnston also serves as an independent director on the Microsoft Corp. board of directors.