St. Vincent's East, a hospital
in Birmingham, Ala., named Michael Korpiel its new president and COO as of Dec. 30.
Korpiel took over for Andrew Gnann, who has been serving as interim president and COO, allowing Gnann to resume his role of VP of operations for St. Vincent's East. Korpiel, 53, joined the hospital with more than two decades of healthcare operations experience, most recently as COO of the University of Mississippi Hospitals and Health Systems in Jackson, Miss.
“Michael's diverse experience in a large health system, a faith-based hospital system and an academic health system uniquely equips him to bring great value and knowledge to our patients and the surrounding community,” Vicki Briggs, executive VP and COO for St. Vincent's Health System, said in a release. “He's a great asset to our organization, and we're excited to have him lead our St. Vincent's East hospital.Follow Rachel Landen on Twitter: @MHrlanden