CHS names Tim Hingtgen COO

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has promoted Tim Hingtgen to president and COO, effective Sept. 1.

He will succeed David Miller, who previously announce his plans to retire from the company at the end of 2016.

Commenting on Mr. Hingtgen's promotion, Wayne Smith, chairman of the board and CEO of CHS, said in a statement, "Tim is an extremely effective, results-driven healthcare executive and an experienced operator who has provided outstanding leadership for some of our most successful markets. Tim is meticulous about setting operating standards and has a track record of executing strategies that support clinical excellence, business development and growth. In his new role, I'm confident Tim will lead Community Health Systems forward as we work to achieve higher levels of performance across our organization."

Mr. Hingtgen currently serves as executive vice president of operations at CHS. Previously, he held various other positions at the company, including president of Division IV operations and vice president of operations.

Mr. Hingtgen and Mr. Miller will now work closely together through the leadership transition, CHS said.


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