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Lifepoint Health Appoints Two Leaders to Key Roles

Bob Barrett Assumes New Role as Senior Vice President, Growth and Transformation; Bill Ziesmer Joins Company as Chief Financial Officer for Western Division

Brentwood, Tenn. (February 5, 2024) - Lifepoint Health®, a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to making communities healthier, today announced the appointment of two leaders to key roles for the organization.

Long-time Lifepoint leader Bob Barrett is stepping into the newly created role of senior vice president, growth and transformation, effective immediately. In this role, Barrett will oversee several important functions for the company, including service line operations, growth and outreach, marketing, data and analytics and enterprise transformation. Barrett previously served as chief financial officer (CFO) for the Western Division and has been with Lifepoint for more than 20 years, serving in various financial and operational leadership roles across several markets.

Healthcare finance veteran Bill Ziesmer will replace Barrett as CFO of the Western Division. In this role, he will oversee the financial operations of 18 hospital campuses in Arizona, Arkansas, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, Utah and Washington. Ziesmer has nearly 30 years of healthcare financial management and leadership experience, most recently serving as CFO for Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, a large HCA Healthcare hospital in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Ziesmer served in numerous financial leadership and division-level roles for both HCA and Health Management Associates.

“Bob is a highly effective and results-driven leader who is committed to advancing our communities’ and our company’s growth goals,” said Jason Zachariah, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Lifepoint Health. “We are so pleased to have him at the helm of the growth engine for our company and look forward to taking the organization to new heights under his leadership.”

“Similarly, we are fortunate to have Bill join the Lifepoint family. He is an accomplished, growth-minded leader who brings decades of financial management expertise to his role supporting our Western Division facilities,” Zachariah said. “We are confident he will impact our mission of making communities healthier in meaningful ways.”

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, 60 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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