American Hospital Association Appoints New Trustee to its Board

Published By: American Hospital Association • 01/31/2017 5:59 PM

WASHINGTON (January 31, 2017) – William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of LifePoint Health®, a leading health care company based in Brentwood, Tenn., has been named to the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The board is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances.

Carpenter has served as CEO of LifePoint Health since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman of the board in 2010. He is a founding employee of the company, which was established in 1999, and previously served in various leadership roles within the organization. He is secretary and past chairman of the board of directors for the Federation of American Hospitals, and a member and past chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors. Carpenter also serves on the boards of directors of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, NashvilleHealth, the Center for Medical Interoperability, Avondale’s Advisory Board, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and Nashville Public Radio.

LifePoint Health owns and operates 72 hospital campuses in 22 states, as well as a growing footprint of physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute service providers in the communities it serves.

Carpenter’s term on the AHA Board begins immediately and runs through December 31, 2019.

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the website at