LifePoint Hospitals, Brentwood, Tenn., has named Dr. Russell Holman
chief medical officer, effective today.
Holman, 45, replaces Dr. Lanny Copeland
, who was the first to hold the CMO position when it was created in 2007. Copeland, one of Modern Healthcare's Most Influential Physician Executives
, announced last summer that he planned to retire.
Holman joins the publicly traded company from Cogent HMG, a Brentwood-based hospitalist management company, where he was most recently chief clinical officer. Before that, he was medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group and Clinics, Bloomington, Minn.