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Novant Health names new chief operating officer


Jeff Lindsay accepts position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for Novant Health.

Winston-Salem, NC – May 23, 2014 – Jeff Lindsay has accepted the newly created position of executive vice president and chief operating officer for Novant Health effective June 1. In this role he will help position Novant Health for the growth and transformation the system will experience in the future. Lindsay will join Novant Health’s executive team in overseeing strategy for the entire organization.

Lindsay has served as a leader at Novant Health since 1996 when he joined as the director of cardiac services at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. He has since been the president of Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and leader of the eastern Piedmont market including Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Most recently, he has served as president of the greater Winston-Salem and eastern markets as well as leader of the executive operations council. Lindsay will partner with John Phipps, MD, executive vice president and president of Novant Health Medical Group, in a physician/administrative partnership to oversee the operations of the organization to ensure the health system’s physician-driven approach and key strategies are effectively executed at the operational level across the Novant Health footprint.

Denise Mihal, RN, will become the new senior vice president of the greater Winston-Salem market and president of Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Denise has tremendous experience in leading various areas of the organization since she joined in 2000 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. She has been the executive director of Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital and the administrator at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Most recently, Denise was the chief operating officer for the greater Winston-Salem market.

Additionally, Sean Sanz has accepted the role of chief operating officer for Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center. Most recently, he was the vice president of operations for the greater Winston-Salem market. Prior to moving to Winston-Salem, he was the chief operating officer for Novant Health Rowan Medical Center, and a finance director at Novant Health Rowan Medical Center. Sanz started his career with Novant Health in 2007 as a finance director at Presbyterian Medical Center.

“I’m excited to introduce these leadership changes to help keep Novant Health moving forward,” said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “We need strong leadership to oversee our operations so we can continue to reinvent the healthcare experience to be simpler, more affordable, with the highest quality possible and with a new focus on keeping people healthy. Jeff, Denise and Sean are exceptional leaders, and together, we look forward to continuing to serve our patients and communities with the care they deserve.”

About Novant Health

Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician clinics, outpatient centers and hospitals that delivers a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,200 physicians and 26,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at nearly 500 locations, including 15 medical centers and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston–Salem, N.C., Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities, serving more than four million patients annually. In 2013, Novant Health provided more than $566 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 “Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work” by Diversity MBA Magazine.

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Posted on Friday, May 23, 2014
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