Former American Hospital Association Chairman Gary Mecklenburg has joined Waud Capital Partners, Lake Forest, Ill., as an executive partner. Mecklenburg retired last year as president and chief executive officer at Northwestern Memorial HealthCare in Chicago after 21 years with the system. He is a director at Becton Dickinson and Co. and at Wauds Acadia Healthcare Co. He also is chairman of two Waud portfolio companies, Hospitalists Management Group and Regency Hospital Co. David Neighbours, vice president at Waud, said Mecklenburg has been an investor in the company since the late-1990s and is playing an active managerial role in building the companies in which the firm holds stakes. -- by Mark Taylor
Mecklenburg joins equity firm
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