Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, Tenn., has named Bob Burgin as its interim CEO while the system conducts a search to replace Mike Snow. Snow announced last month that he would leave Wellmont to become chief operating officer of home-health provider Amedisys, Baton Rouge, La.
Burgin has been a member of Wellmont's board since July 2009. He was president and CEO of Mission Hospital, Asheville, N.C., for 24 years until he retired in 2004. Since then, Burgin has been a consultant for KPMG and also worked with Mission's foundation for three years after his retirement. Wellmont declined to provide Burgin's age.