William Poteet III was named president of the north Texas division of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp.
Poteet, 50, had been president and chief executive officer of Lubbock (Texas) Methodist Hospital System, one of the state's largest tax-exempt hospital systems. Poteet headed that system for 10 years before he resigned in January to "pursue other healthcare opportunities" (Jan. 8, p. 4).
The north Texas division includes 17 hospitals and eight surgery centers. Poteet replaces Gary Hill, whose resignation was effective April 27.