Former LHP Interim CEO to serve as Ardent Health Services' COO following acquisition

Nashville, Tenn.-based Ardent Health Services appointed Paul Kappelman its new executive vice president and COO.

Here are five things to know:

1. Mr. Kappelman is the former interim CEO of Plano, Texas-based LHP Hospital Group.

2. Ardent Health Services has acquired LHP Hospital Group, making it the second largest for-profit hospital operator in the country.

3. Prior to joining LHP, Mr. Kappelman was CEO of Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Ariz., and Northwest Medical Center in Oro Valley, Ariz.

4. He is a fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives.

5. In his new role, Mr. Kappelman will oversee day-to-day operations of Ardent's hospitals, clinics and business units.

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