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LifePoint Health Promotes Leaders in Communications and Risk Management

Brentwood, Tenn. (April 1, 2021) – LifePoint Health®, a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®, has promoted two vice presidents to new roles. Michelle Augusty has been named senior vice president, communications, and David Fausett has been named senior vice president, risk management. 

“Michelle and David have played vital roles in our company’s and our hospitals’ operations for many years,” said David Dill, president and chief executive officer of LifePoint Health. “Michelle has been a dedicated steward of our brand and our mission for nearly a decade. As the leader of our Communications Department the last five years, she has seen LifePoint and our facilities through times of success, times of transition, and times of crisis. David has been an important strategic force in our risk management operations for more than 15 years, helping our company navigate significant change. We are delighted to recognize their contributions to LifePoint and to our communities with these promotions.”

In her new role, Augusty will continue to lead LifePoint’s Communications Department, driving overall strategy and overseeing brand and reputation management and all internal and external communications. She also will spearhead communications surrounding key company initiatives, mergers and acquisitions, and other transactions, as well as oversee LifePoint’s social responsibility efforts.

A graduate of the University of Georgia, Augusty serves on the Board of Governors of the Federation of American Hospitals and is chairman of the organization’s Public Relations Committee. She also is a member of the Nashville Health Care Council’s Leadership Health Care organization and serves on the Executive Affairs Committee for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. She joined LifePoint in 2012.

In his new role, Fausett will continue to set LifePoint’s strategic direction for risk financing and serve as a risk management advisor to all of its affiliated entities. He will coordinate placement of LifePoint’s insurance programs and lead the company’s professional liability and workers’ compensation claims and litigation management processes. He also will oversee captive insurance operations.

A graduate of the University of Arkansas School of Law, Fausett serves on the board of the Tennessee Society for Healthcare Risk Management. He has been with LifePoint since 2005.

About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities across the country. More information about the company can be found at

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