WellStar Health System is poised to appoint former Tenet executive Reynold Jennings as the new president and CEO of the Atlanta-area system. A news release from WellStar said the board of trustees of not-for-profit WellStar has selected Jennings as the sole candidate for the CEO job, and will vote on his hiring Aug. 18. Jennings, 65, would replace interim President and CEO Jim Budzinski, who will return to his former role as executive vice president and chief financial officer of the five-hospital system, based in Marietta, Ga. Budzinski was appointed interim head in September after the previous president and CEO, Dr. Gregory Simone, was fired by the board for undisclosed reasons after three years on the job. Jennings previously worked for Tenet Healthcare Corp., Dallas, in various positions, including a stint from 2004 to 2006 as chief operating officer of the national for-profit hospital chain. The news release noted that Jennings is already a resident of Cobb County, of which Marietta is the county seat.
Late News: WellStar Health System set to name Jennings as new CEO
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