Vanguard Health Systems, Nashville, has appointed former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen to its board of directors, according to a news release.
Bredesen, 67, served two terms as governor, from 2003 to 2011. Bredesen, a Democrat, also was mayor of the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County from 1991 to 1999. Before his political career, Bredesen founded two health insurance companies, including the company that became insurer Coventry Health Care.