LifePoint Health Names Cherie Sibley Central Group COO

Published By: • 02/21/2017 2:27 PM

Cherie Sibley Headshot(Brentwood, Tenn. – February 20, 2017) – LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) announced today that Cherie Sibley, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer (COO) of LifePoint’s Central Group of hospitals, effective March 13. Sibley most recently served as Central Kentucky East market president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Clark Regional Medical Center (CRMC) in Winchester, Ky., which is part of LifePoint’s Central Group. In her new role, Sibley will serve as part of the Central Group leadership team, providing leadership support and overseeing operations for LifePoint hospitals in Indiana, Kentucky, Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee.

“Cherie is a natural choice for this important leadership position,” said Scott Raplee, president of LifePoint’s Central Group. “She is a dynamic leader with impeccable instincts, an innate ability to relate to people and an exemplary focus on quality care. We have watched her continue to grow and shine professionally during her tenure with LifePoint, and I am confident she is the right person to step into the role of COO of our Central Group.”

A part of LifePoint Health since 2001, Sibley has long been recognized as a rising star within the company. This past year, she was instrumental in establishing the regional collaboration between CRMC and Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris, Ky., which is strengthening the delivery of quality care for these communities. During her tenure at CRMC, Sibley drove significant improvements in physician satisfaction and engagement, built a strong culture of safety within the hospital, and led substantial improvements in the delivery of quality care. In 2015, under Sibley’s leadership, CRMC became the first LifePoint facility to earn designation as a Duke LifePoint Quality Affiliate.

“I am thrilled to take this next step in my career, and I am so thankful that I am able to do so with LifePoint,” said Sibley. “Our leadership is genuine in their commitment to Making Communities Healthier and enhancing access to high-quality care close to home for its communities. I’ve been fortunate to experience this in several LifePoint communities, and I look forward to extending the same level of leadership, support and guidance that I have found so beneficial to our other hospital leaders.”

Prior to CRMC, Sibley served in numerous leadership roles across LifePoint, including COO of Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Va., and CNO and COO of Vaughan Regional Medical Center in Selma, Ala.

Sibley holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of North Alabama and a Master in Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from South University in Montgomery, Ala. She is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and was a member of the inaugural class of the Advisory Board Fellowship Program in 2009. A recognized leader within the company, Sibley was awarded LifePoint’s Fleetwood Award for extraordinary leadership in 2008.  

Sibley replaces Robert Klein, who was named president of LifePoint’s Western Group in January 2017.

About LifePoint Health®

LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.