Christopher Holden, 43, has been named president and chief executive officer of AmSurg Corp., a Nashville-based owner and manager of physician practice-based ambulatory surgery centers.
As of June 30 of this year, the company owned a majority interest in 165 centers.
Effective Oct. 1, Holden will replace the retiring Ken McDonald. McDonald, 67, will continue as a member of AmSurgs board of directors and will assist in the transition as immediate past president and CEO, a news release said.
Holden was a division president and founding officer of Triad Hospitals, a Plano, Texas-based system of 52 hospitals and nine ambulatory surgery centers. Triad was bought by Community Health Systems this past July for $6.97 billion. Prior to helping start Triad in 1999, Holden worked with Columbia/HCA Healthcare and with National Medical Enterprises before that. -- by Andis Robeznieks