Dana Rice has been appointed senior vice president and chief quality officer for privately held Capella Healthcare.
Rice started her new role at the Franklin, Tenn.-based health system Monday. She's returning to Capella after a brief stint at Kaiser Permanente.
Most recently, Rice was senior director of hospital operations at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente, serving as administrative liaison to 11 hospitals in the Colorado Region. Before that she served as regional director of resource stewardship.
From 2011 to 2013, Rice was COO of Capital Medical Center in Olympia, Wash. She started her career as a nurse in North Carolina and went on to serve in administrative roles there and in Kentucky and Arizona.
Earlier this year, Capella was ">sold to Medical Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust, for $900 million
">sold to Medical Properties Trust, a real estate investment trust, for $900 million. The system's real estate will be owned by MPT, while hospital operations will be jointly owned and managed by MPT and Capella's senior management.