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LifePoint Names Russell L. Holman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

  LifePoint Names Russell L. Holman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer

Business Wire

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- February 7, 2013

LifePoint Hospitals (NASDAQ: LPNT), a leading hospital company focused on
providing quality healthcare services close to home, today announced that
Russell L. Holman, M.D., has been named chief medical officer (CMO), effective
February 11, 2013. Dr. Holman replaces Lanny R. Copeland, M.D., who has served
as LifePoint’s CMO since the position was created in 2007. Dr. Copeland, who
last summer announced his plans to retire,will continue to serve through a
transition period.

LifePoint Names Russell L. Holman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer (Photo:
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LifePoint Names Russell L. Holman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer (Photo:
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Dr. Holman has more than 15 years of healthcare leadership experience in
academic centers, managed care, corporate and community hospital settings. He
joins LifePoint from Cogent HMG, a national hospital medicine management
company, where he served in executive leadership roles for the past eight
years, most recently as chief clinical officer. Previously, Dr. Holman served
as medical director of hospital services for HealthPartners Medical Group &
Clinics (HPMG&C) in Bloomington, Minn., and assistant director of the Internal
Medicine Residency Program at the University of Minnesota.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Holman to LifePoint. He brings extensive
knowledge and expertise in areas of strategic importance to our company and
shares our passion for quality patient care,” said William F. Carpenter,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LifePoint Hospitals. “Dr. Holman has
led hospital quality and safety initiatives on both local and national levels,
as well as enterprise-wide initiatives to improve clinical performance. He has
a passion for physician leadership development. He is the ideal person to lead
LifePoint’s strategic efforts in these areas at our facilities across the
country.”

Among Dr. Holman’s foremost professional accomplishments, in 1996 he founded
one of the earliest hospitalist programs for Regions Hospital in St. Paul,
Minn. In 2000, he created one of the nation’s first postgraduate Fellowship
Programs in Hospital Medicine for HPMG&C. In 2007, he co-authored and edited
the textbook, Comprehensive Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Holman graduated from Washington University School of Medicine in St.
Louis, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at
the University of Minnesota. He is a Past-President of the Society of Hospital
Medicine (SHM) and was honored by SHM with the Outstanding Service Award in
Hospital Medicine. Most notable, he is one of only 10 Masters in Hospital
Medicine in the U.S.

“I am proud and excited to join LifePoint Hospitals to serve in this important
role. This is a pivotal time in our industry, and I look forward to the
opportunity to help LifePoint’s hospitals navigate change and deliver quality
medical services in communities across the country. Dr. Copeland is a
nationally recognized physician leader, and it is a privilege to build on his
legacy of advancing healthcare in non-urban communities,” said Dr. Holman.

About LifePoint Hospitals

LifePoint Hospitals^® is a leading hospital company focused on providing
quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint
operates 57 hospital campuses in 20 states. With a mission of “Making
Communities Healthier^®,” LifePoint is the sole community hospital provider in
the majority of the communities it serves. More information about the Company,
which is headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, can be found on its website,
www.LifePointHospitals.com. All references to “LifePoint,” "LifePoint
Hospitals," or the “Company” used in this release refer to LifePoint
Hospitals, Inc. or its affiliates.

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Contact:

LifePoint Hospitals
Diane Huggins, 615-565-1817
Diane.Huggins@lpnt.net
 
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