In a release, CHS said Hingtgen “has been instrumental in developing regional networks and integrated healthcare systems in highly competitive markets.”
In his newly created role, Hingtgen will work directly with CHS CEO Wayne Smith, Miller and CFO W. Larry Cash on operational and financial strategies.
“We are fortunate to have a bench of highly accomplished healthcare professionals who are ready to move to the next level of responsibility,” Smith said in the release today.
Hingtgen joins the senior management team as the company tries to break a slump that started last summer.
The hospital chain, the nation's second largest, reported disappointing earnings in 2015, posting a net loss in the fourth quarter of $83 million, or 73 cents per share.
It is spinning off 38 rural and small hospitals on April 29 into an independent company called Quorum Health. The spin-off will leave CHS with 160 hospitals.
McClellan became a vice president of operations at CHS in 2009 overseeing the acquisition and integration of hospitals in Indiana and Pennsylvania during his tenure, the company said.
Prior to joining CHS, he served as CEO of hospitals in Florida, Missouri and North Carolina.