By: Rebecca Orry-Hernandez
LifePoint appoints growth and development president
Koford to oversee hospital acquisition efforts
LifePoint Hospitals today announced Joné Koford as its president of strategic growth and development.
In her new role, Koford will oversee the Brentwood-based hospital company's efforts to acquire facilities and lead its in-market growth and development initiatives. LifePoint, which focuses on providing health care in rural communities, owns 47 hospitals in 17 states.
"Jone is an invaluable member of the LifePoint senior management team, and I am pleased to have such a visionary health care veteran direct our efforts to grow into new markets," said LifePoint President and CEO William Carpenter in a statement.
Koford, who most recently served as the company's president of strategic growth and quality initiatives, joined LifePoint in 2001 as vice president of development. She previously was a vice president with Altius Health Plans in Utah and a regional VP for Columbia/HCA and HealthTrust in Nashville