Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, Tenn., said Beth Ward will join the not-for-profit system as chief financial officer on Jan. 11, 2010. Ward is replacing Truman Esmond, who has been interim CFO since November 2008.
Ward, 48, has been CFO and treasurer of Moses Cone Health System, Greensboro, N.C., since 2001. She joined Moses Cone in 1996 as its first-ever corporate controller after working in healthcare leadership roles at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and its healthcare system, now known as UNC Health Care.
Ward earned a bachelor's degree in business finance and insurance from Radford (Va.) University, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her age was unavailable at deadline.