John Kerndl, senior VP and CFO of hospital operations since 2012 at LifePoint Health, will leave the for-profit hospital chain for the top finance position at Beaumont Health in suburban Detroit.
Effective Dec. 12, Kerndl will serve as CFO of Beaumont, a not-for-profit, eight-hospital system.
The announcement marks the second high-ranking leader LifePoint has lost in the last three months. In September, the company announced that its main CFO Leif Murphy resigned to become CEO of physician staffing giant TeamHealth.
At LifePoint, Kerndl led operations for numerous physician practices, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, assisted living facilities and outpatient diagnostic centers. He joined LifePoint in 2010 as CFO of a division with 11 hospitals in four states and had worked at other for-profit hospital companies beforehand.
Kerndl now moves to a system that has a large presence throughout the Detroit metropolitan area. In 2014, Beaumont completed its merger with Oakwood Healthcare and Botsford Health Care. Kerndl replaces John Keuten, who retired this past July.