CHS appoints new director: 5 things to know

Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems has appointed Elizabeth T. Hirsch to its board of directors.

Here are five things to know about Ms. Hirsch:

1. Ms. Hirsch joined Praxair, a Danbury, Conn.-based industrial gases company, in 1995 and held various roles at the company. Ms. Hirsch most recently served as Praxair's vice president and controller, a position she held from 2010 until her retirement in 2016.

2. Before joining Praxair, Ms. Hirsch had 15 years of experience in corporate banking.

3. Ms. Hirsch serves on the board of directors of the Women's Business Development Council of Connecticut and on the New York advisory board of Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.

4. Ms. Hirsch has a master's degree in finance from New York City-based New York University.

5. "Elizabeth Hirsch brings valuable insight in the areas of accounting and finance to the CHS board," Wayne T. Smith, chairman and CEO of CHS, said in a press release. "Her educational background and years of experience as a senior accounting and finance executive in a large publicly traded corporation will provide beneficial perspective and strengthen an already outstanding group of directors."

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