LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., said it is revamping its management team with a series of promotions and the addition of three new positions. William Carpenter III was named executive vice president, an addition to his duties as chief development officer, general counsel, secretary and corporate governance officer. Carpenter joined the company in 1998, when HCA was preparing for the 1999 spinoff of LifePoint. William Gracey, who has served as president of the company's National division, will fill another new position, chief operating officer. R. Scott Raplee was promoted to the third new position, senior vice president and operations chief financial officer. Raplee, who has been CFO of the National division, will continue reporting to Gracey. Michael Wiechart is the new president of the National division, overseeing the company's hospitals in Alabama, Louisiana and West Virginia. He had been CFO of the Continental division, which includes Florida, Kansas and Kentucky. Investor-owned LifePoint owns or operates 29 hospitals. -- by Vince Galloro
LifePoint realigns management team
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