Erlanger board names new CEO, settles with Kevin Spiegel

About a week after Erlanger Health System separated with its CEO Kevin Spiegel, board members of the Chattanooga, Tenn.-based system reached an agreement with Mr. Spiegel and named his successor.

Under the separation agreement, Mr. Spiegel will receive 12 months of salary and cash equivalent for the cost of continuing health benefits. According to the Times Free Press, 24 months of salary for Mr. Spiegel would be $1.93 million.

In a press release emailed to Becker's, Erlanger said Mr. Spiegel entered the organization in 2013 at a "challenging time." The health system credited him with adding a new patient tower and services at various Erlanger locations, as well as investing in an Epic EHR.

"On behalf of the Board, I want to express our appreciation for Kevin's vision and efforts surrounding our impressive growth and presence throughout the region," Erlanger's board chairman, Mike Griffin, said in a prepared statement. "He has made many valuable contributions over the past six years and, on behalf of the Board, we wish him, his wife and their family all the best going forward."

Erlanger's board named its CMO, William Jackson, MD, CEO and president of the public health system. Dr. Jackson has been CMO for Erlanger for nearly four years. Prior to joining Erlanger, he served as CMO for Inova Alexandria (Va.) Hospital, as well as associate system CMO for clinical effectiveness.

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