100 Most Influential People in Healthcare – 2018
William Carpenter III
Chairman and CEO, LifePoint Health
LifePoint has grown to become the nation's sixth-largest investor-owned hospital chain and reported $6.4 billion in revenue for its 72 mostly non-urban hospitals in 22 states. In July, LifePoint announced plans to merge with RCCH HealthCare Partners, representing the continued trend of venture capital moving into the industry. RCCH has private equity backing. "Together, we can extend this shared focus while generating new opportunities for growth and partnerships that will help us navigate the changing healthcare industry dynamics," Carpenter said.