Long-term-care provider Regency Hospital Co., Alpharetta, Ga., has named William Anderson as its new president and chief executive officer. Anderson, 58, has served as division president of Triad Hospitals, Plano, Texas, since 2001. Community Health Systems completed its $6.97 billion acquisition of Triad this summer. Andersons previous experience also includes a senior management position at Nashville-based Hospital Corporation of America.
Regency said in July that it had begun a search for a new CEO, but that Rod Laughlinwho founded Regency in 2001 with private equity firm Waud Capital Partnerswould remain at the company. In the announcement about Andersons appointment, Regency said it has 23 hospitals with several more in active development. (For more on the career moves of former Triad executives, see Chain of demand.) -- by Jessica Zigmond