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February 11, 2016 8:55 PM ET

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Company Overview of Wellstar Health System, Inc.

Company Overview

Wellstar Health System, Inc., a not-for-profit hospital, provides healthcare services in Georgia. It offers emergency services, such as chest pain services, and children's emergency and immediate care services; and outpatient services, including diagnostic/treatment, behavioral health, physical rehabilitation, substance abuse, and surgical services. The company also provides inpatient services, which include dialysis, maternity, nursing, obstetrics, intensive care, medical/surgical care, sleep disorders, joint replacement surgery education classes, neonatal intensive care, and pediatrics services. In addition, it offers specialized services, such as bariatric surgery, cardiac catheterization...

Administration Building

805 Sandy Plains Road

Marietta, GA 30066

United States

Founded in 1984

13,000 Employees





Key Executives for Wellstar Health System, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer and President
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Strategy Officer
Age: 68
Chief Operating Officer of The Hospital Division and Executive Vice President
Age: 39
Chief Clinical Integration Officer and Executive Vice President
Age: 55
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Wellstar Health System, Inc. Key Developments

WellStar Announces New Leadership Roles

WellStar Health System announced three new senior leadership roles. Kem Mullins, currently serving as interim chief operating officer, has been named executive vice president, ambulatory division & business development. Carrie Owen Plietz joins WellStar as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the hospital division. John Brennan, M.D., MPH joins WellStar as executive vice president and chief clinical integration officer. All three positions will report to WellStar President & CEO Candice Saunders. Kem Mullins, Executive Vice President, Ambulatory Division & Business development Mullins has served as interim chief operating officer for the past seven months. He will now become executive vice president, ambulatory division and business development. In his capacity, Mullins will lead WellStar's outpatient growth strategy a critical component of the future of healthcare. He will focus on ensuring WellStar is there to meet the needs of communities with access to quality care, aligned with hospital operations. Mullins joined WellStar in 2012 as senior vice president and president of WellStar Cobb and Windy Hill hospitals. Mullins has extensive experience operating hospitals across the country, serving in senior leadership roles at Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett in Memphis, Tenn.; Atlanta Medical Center; NEA Medical Center in Jonesboro, Ark.; University Medical Center in Lebanon, Tenn.; and Williamson Memorial Hospital in Williamson, W.Va. Carrie Owen Plietz, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Hospital Division Owen Plietz joins WellStar as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the hospital division. In this role, she will oversee all of WellStar's hospital operations. Owen Plietz joins WellStar from Sutter Health in Sacramento, Calif., where she served as CEO of Sutter Medical Center. John A. Brennan, M.D., MPH, Executive Vice President & Chief Clinical Integration Officer Dr. Brennan joins WellStar as executive vice president and chief clinical integration officer. He will oversee clinical integration for WellStar, which includes: safety and quality, service lines, population health, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Center for Health Transformation (CHT) and other related functions.

WellStar Health System Signs Agreement to Purchase Tenet Healthcare's Five Metro Atlanta Hospitals

WellStar Health System has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Tenet Healthcare's five metro Atlanta hospitals. WellStar will acquire North Fulton Hospital, Spalding Regional Hospital, Sylvan Grove Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center and its South Campus, as well as Tenet's complimentary physician practices in Atlanta. In all, the Tenet facilities include 1,192 licensed hospital beds supported by approximately 4,300 team members and a medical staff of 1,390 physicians and advanced practice professionals. In addition to the $575 million acquisition, WellStar will assume $86 million in debt related to the lease of North Fulton Hospital.

Wellstar In Talks To Acquire Five Metro Atlanta Hospitals

Wellstar Health System, Inc. said that it is beginning negotiations with Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC) to buy its metro hospitals, including Atlanta Medical Center in downtown and Roswell’s North Fulton Hospital. The latter is considered the biggest prize among the group because of its location in the affluent northern Atlanta suburbs. Wellstar and Tenet issued a statement Thursday confirming the start of “exclusive, non-binding discussions’’ about a potential sale of Tenet’s Atlanta-area hospitals and other facilities to WellStar. “This is to ensure that these hospitals and facilities are best positioned to meet the needs of their communities and continue delivering high-quality health care for many years to come,’’ said the statement. WellStar and Tenet declined further comment about the potential deal.

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