100 Most Influential People in Healthcare
William Carpenter, 62
Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Health
- Compensation: $12,637,907
- Years on list: 8
Carpenter has served as CEO of LifePoint Health since 2006 and assumed the additional position of chairman in 2010. LifePoint, based in Brentwood, Tenn., has grown to become the sixth-largest investor-owned hospital chain in the country and reported $6.4 billion in revenue for its 72 mostly non-urban hospitals in 22 states. During a buying spree in 2014 to 2016 the chain picked up 17 hospitals while divesting five. Carpenter said LifePoint was able to manage through 'volume challenges' by ratcheting down hard on costs, including supplies.