NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 6, 2022) – LifePoint Health today announced that it has named William Haugh, FACHE, as president of its Mountain Division, effective January 31, 2022. In this role, Haugh will oversee operations of 18 hospital campuses located in Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Tennessee, and Texas. He replaces Robert Wampler, who transitioned out of the role at the end of 2021.
“William has been a part of the LifePoint family for nearly 15 years, serving in leadership positions at four of our hospitals across the nation,” said Victor Giovanetti, FACHE, president, hospital operations, at LifePoint. “He is a collaborative leader with a track record of improving quality care, building a strong culture within his hospitals, empowering people, and exceeding operational targets. He has a great depth of experience across different types of hospitals and has persevered in the face of many challenges. He also is mission-driven and inspires others to do their best. We are grateful for William’s contributions to our company and are excited to welcome him into his new role.”
Haugh joined LifePoint in 2007, serving as administrative resident at Danville Regional Medical Center in Danville, Va., and Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County in Martinsville, Va. He was named chief operating officer of Memorial Hospital in 2008. Haugh was appointed chief executive officer (CEO) of Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Ky., in 2009. In 2012, he joined the team at Georgetown Community Hospital in Georgetown, Ky., as CEO.
In 2018, Haugh also was named Central Kentucky market president. In this role, he provided two acute care hospitals, one critical access hospital and one acute care/behavioral health hospital with strategic leadership, operational direction, partnership management as well as support to foster a mission-driven culture. Haugh also led restructuring across the four hospitals to enable their complementary growth as a market, rather than as individual hospitals.
“I am thankful to have been a part of so many great hospital teams in my tenure at LifePoint,” said Haugh. “I am looking forward to taking all that I have learned from these teams to our Mountain Division hospitals and to exploring with leaders, clinicians and staff across our company new ways that we can extend our mission of Making Communities Healthier and ensure that more people have access to high quality care close to home.”
Haugh earned a bachelor's degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and a master’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. He is Board Certified in Healthcare Management, a Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) and a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ).
Haugh is chair of the Board of Trustees of the Kentucky Hospital Association. He also serves on the boards of the American Heart Association’s Bluegrass Region chapter, LifePoint Health Community Foundation, Commonwealth Transfusion Foundation, and Scott County United. Haugh has received numerous awards during his tenure at LifePoint including Operator of the Year in 2018 and CEO of the Year in 2015. He was twice named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of its 50 Healthcare Leaders Under 40.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health is a leader in community-based healthcare that serves patients and providers across the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier, the company has a growing diversified healthcare delivery network comprised of more than 65 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and more than 170 additional sites of care, including acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. Its 50,000 dedicated employees and 3,000 employed providers are leading innovations in care across 29 states. More information about LifePoint can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net.