Physician staffing giant TeamHealth has named former hospital system executive Michael Wiechart as its new COO.
Wiechart is expected to join Knoxville, Tenn.-based TeamHealth on May 1, succeeding Oliver Rogers, who is retiring.
Wiechart left his post as CEO of RCCH Healthcare Partners in September shortly after guiding hospital chain Capella Healthcare into a merger with RegionalCare Hospital Partners to create 18-hospital RCCH. RegionalCare CEO Marty Rash took the helm of the merged company.
Wiechart rounds out a new operating team at TeamHealth. The company hired Leif Murphy last year before publicly traded TeamHealth was bought by private equity giant Blackstone Group in a $6.1 billion deal announced in October.