LifePoint appoints 3 to key leadership roles: 12 things to know

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LifePoint Health has appointed three seasoned leaders to key roles at the LifePoint Health Support Center in Brentwood, Tenn.

Here are 12 things to know about the leaders.

Jason "Jay" Gunter has been named vice president of finance for the company's physician services department.

1. Mr. Gunter has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare finance and accounting.

2. Most recently, he was executive vice president and COO of DSI Renal in Nashville, Tenn. He also served the organization as senior vice president of finance and operations.

3. Prior to joining DSI Renal, Mr. Gunter was vice president of revenue cycle at Franklin, Tenn.-based Renal Advantage and vice president of revenue management for Fresenius Medical Care, a German-based company North American headquarters is in Waltham, Mass.

4. In his new role, Mr. Gunter will be responsible for overseeing all revenue cycle, financial reporting and accounting activities for the department.

Tracie Stratton, MSN, RN, has been named vice president of nursing and clinical operations for LifePoint's Western Group of hospitals.

5. Ms. Stratton has more than 17 years of nursing experience.

6. She has been with LifePoint since 2012, most recently serving as CNO of Los Alamos (N.M.) Medical Center.

7. Prior to joining LifePoint, she was CNO of Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper, Wyo.

8. In her new role, she will work closely with hospitals and clinicians to drive clinical and operational improvements in patient safety, service and quality, LifePoint said. Additionally, she will help with the education and training of hospital CNOs and other clinical leaders.

Russell Palk has been named director of government relations.

9. Mr. Palk has more than two decades of experience in government affairs and advocacy work.

10. He previously was vice president of government affairs at American Addiction Centers.

11. He was also previously director of state government affairs for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals/Medimmune Biologics and also Southeast region public policy director for the National Federation of Independent Business.

12. In his new role, he is responsible for building and overseeing relationships with elected officials, civic and community leaders, regulatory agencies and other interest groups at the state level for LifePoint, the company said.



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