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Lifepoint Health Appoints Jennifer Alderfer Western Division President

Brentwood, Tenn. (Sept. 20, 2023) – Lifepoint Health®, a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to making communities healthier®, has named Jennifer Alderfer, MBA, MHA, FACHE, its Western Division president, effective October 30. In this role, Alderfer will oversee the operations of 18 hospital campuses in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. 

“Jen is a great addition to Lifepoint’s Western Division,” said Jason Zachariah, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lifepoint Health. “She is a seasoned hospital executive with a proven ability to drive quality care, operational excellence and growth at both hospital and system levels. She will be a great asset to our leadership and to our teams across the Western Division as we seek to expand the ways we serve our patients and advance our mission of making communities healthier.”

Alderfer comes to Lifepoint from Intermountain Health, where she served in both system and hospital leadership roles as president of the Montana/Wyoming market and president of St. Vincent Healthcare. She joined Intermountain from SCL Health, where she led service line growth efforts, community partnerships and development projects that contributed to overall system growth and served in roles including system transformation officer and president of Good Samaritan Medical Center, based in Lafayette, Colo. Prior to SCL Health, Alderfer spent nearly two decades in hospital leadership at HCA as chief executive officer, chief operating officer and other administrative positions at medical centers in Colorado and Kansas.

“I’m delighted to join the Lifepoint team,” said Alderfer. “I’m excited to work with Western Division hospitals and their communities to continue to advance the delivery of quality care we provide, expand our services, and create new opportunities for growth for our employees.” 

Board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Alderfer earned a master’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in Spanish from Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. She is an active member of the ACHE, having been a Regent for the state of Colorado and member of the ACHE Higher Education Committee, and currently serving as a member of the ACHE Nominating Committee. She also serves on the Montana Hospital Association Board of Directors, Big Sky Care Connect Board of Directors, the University of Colorado at Denver’s Health Administration Advisory Board, and the St. Vincent Healthcare Foundation Board.

Alderfer lives in Billings, Montana, with her husband and three children. She will soon relocate to Denver, Colorado, which will be a convenient hub for supporting Lifepoint’s Western Division facilities. 

About Lifepoint Health

Lifepoint Health is a leading healthcare provider that serves patients, clinicians, communities and partner organizations 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 50,000 dedicated employees, 62 community hospital campuses, more than 60 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and 250 additional sites of care, including managed acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. Through its innovation strategy, Lifepoint Forward, the company is developing meaningful solutions to enhance quality, increase access to care, and improve value across the Lifepoint footprint and communities across the country. For more information about the company, visit

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