Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health has tapped Victor E. Giovanetti to serve as president of its Western Group of hospitals.
Giovanetti, 51, has been COO of the publicly traded company's Eastern Group since July 2013. He'll replace Don Bivacca on July 3, who is leaving the company to pursue other opportunities.
In his new role, Giovanetti will oversee the operations of 19 hospitals in 10 states. During his time as Eastern Group COO, he oversaw 13 hospitals in North Carolina and Virginia and led initiatives to build regional health networks throughout the company's service area.
Giovanetti also played an important role at Duke LifePoint Healthcare, the system's 12-hospital joint venture with Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Health System. LifePoint is launching a search to fill the Eastern Group COO position.
Prior to working at LifePoint, Giovanetti was president of HCA Lewis-Gale Regional Health System in Roanoke, Va. Before that, he was COO and CEO of Southern Hills Medical Center in Nashville, and worked in operations management for HCA's Mid-America Division.