The seven-hospital Wellmont Health System, Kingsport, Tenn., said it hired Kent Petty as its vice president and chief information officer. Petty, 45, has been working for Wellmont as a contractor since August handling two projects: computerized provider-order entry and electronic health records.
Petty most recently worked as vice president of information technology for Marriott International. He has been a member of the Navy Reserves for 25 years. He earned a bachelor's degree in decision sciences from George Mason University, Fairfax, Va., and a master's degree in strategic intelligence from the Joint Military Intelligence College.