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Young departing Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

Dooley to lead STRHS on interim basis as national search is launched

to recruit new CEO and Market President

Winchester, TN (June 12, 2015) – Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) announced today that Jerry Dooley will assume the top leadership post on an interim basis while a national search is launched for a new executive to fill the dual role of chief executive officer (CEO) for its Winchester and Sewanee facilities and market president the four hospital health system. 

Current CEO and Market President Phil Young will depart on June 30, to take a new position with LifePoint Health, providing support to new hospitals joining the Company. STRHS is part of LifePoint Health, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®.  Young has served as CEO of LifePoint’s facilities in Winchester and Sewanee since 2009 and as market president since the formation of STRHS in 2014. 

“Jerry will do a terrific job leading STRHS’s four hospitals in the region,” said Robert Klein, chief operating officer for LifePoint Health’s Central Group, of which STRHS is a part. “His strong leadership skills and deep knowledge of hospital administration are just what the hospitals need to ensure that there is continued momentum and a smooth transition to a new permanent leader.

Klein continued, “We appreciate Phil’s contributions to our hospitals. He was instrumental in leading the Lawrenceburg, Pulaski, Sewanee and Winchester campuses through the creation of the Southern Tennessee Regional Health System, and we wish him the best in his new position.”

Dooley, a hospital administrator with more than 30 years of experience, joined LifePoint Health in 2006 and has served as interim CEO for a number of the company’s hospitals. As interim CEO, he provides the leadership and direction that hospitals need as they recruit permanent CEOs. Dooley holds a master’s degree in economics from Indiana State University and a master’s degree in hospital administration from the University of Minnesota. 

About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System 
Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg.  The system has 382 licensed beds, more than 300 affiliated physicians, 1,250 employees, and serves more than 160,000 people in rural communities in the region.

About LifePoint Health

LifePoint Health 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 20 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 LifePoint Health, Inc. or its affiliates.

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