BRENTWOOD, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–LifePoint Health®, a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to its mission of Making Communities Healthier®, today announced that two of the organization’s current leaders have been promoted to new executive leadership roles within the company. Jason Zachariah has been named executive vice president (EVP), chief operating officer (COO), and Aaron Lewis has been named EVP, growth and integrated solutions. These appointments follow the retirement of Victor Giovanetti, who most recently served as president, hospital operations and has been with LifePoint for 9 years.
“Jason and Aaron are two accomplished leaders who prioritize quality patient care while maintaining a commitment to growth and constant innovation that improves healthcare delivery within the communities we serve and beyond,” said David Dill, chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of LifePoint Health. “On behalf of LifePoint, I congratulate Aaron and Jason for their new roles as part of the executive leadership team of our company, and also wish Victor all the best in retirement as he enjoys time with his family and pursuing the hobbies he loves. Victor was a fierce advocate for quality patient care and compliance, and I know that mantle will be carried forward by Jason and Aaron as they take LifePoint into the future.”
Zachariah most recently served as president, integrated solutions, a role in which he led rehabilitation and behavioral health operations, joint venture services, physician services, information technology, marketing, business transformation and development initiatives. In his new role, he will lead operations for the company’s key lines of business, including acute care hospital operations, rehabilitation and behavioral health operations, quality and clinical services and integrated revenue management.
Zachariah joined LifePoint in 2021 from Kindred Healthcare, where he served as president and COO. Prior to that, he served as president of Kindred’s rehabilitation services and in various roles in the company’s hospital division, including as COO and executive director for the division’s California/Arizona district. During his tenure with Kindred, he drove a culture of patient advocacy, quality outcomes, employee engagement and operational efficiency, and demonstrated a passion for innovation, care enhancement and diversity, equity and inclusion.
Zachariah earned his MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He also holds a master’s degree in biotechnology from Northwestern and a bachelor’s degree with distinction in biology and a chemistry minor from Duke University.
“It has been an honor to be a part of the growing LifePoint team the past several months, and I’m eager to work more closely with our acute care hospital teams as well as our rehabilitation and behavioral health teams to advance our mission of Making Communities Healthier,” said Zachariah. “Healthcare is at a pivotal moment, and I believe that LifePoint is poised to pave the way for how care is delivered across the continuum in communities around the country.”
Lewis most recently served as senior vice president (SVP), care continuum and business transformation. In this role, he was responsible for overseeing physician services, growth and outreach and business transformation, and directing organic growth opportunities and strategic partnerships across LifePoint’s communities. He also plays a key role in the company’s innovation strategy, LifePoint Forward. In his new role, Lewis will maintain his current responsibilities, adding leadership of integrated solutions functions, including marketing, development, innovation and information technology.
Before joining LifePoint Health in 2018 as SVP, physician enterprise and strategic growth, Lewis was SVP of strategic growth for RCCH HealthCare Partners. Prior to that, he served RCCH as vice president, operations and strategic alignments. He also held other operational and development roles in healthcare, after beginning his career in investment banking. Lewis holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Carnegie Mellon University.
“It has been a privilege to be a part of the LifePoint team during several defining moments including growth, expansion of services and capabilities, and of course, the management of COVID-19. I have seen the company grow and evolve while constantly striving to find new ways to support its teams and its communities,” said Lewis. “We have many great opportunities ahead, and I’m excited to work with our leaders, clinicians, partners and communities to think about healthcare differently and expand the care and services people receive close to home.”
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health is a leading healthcare provider that serves patients, clinicians, communities and partner organizations across the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission of Making Communities Healthier®, the company has a growing diversified healthcare delivery network comprised of more than 50,000 dedicated employees, 63 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and 170 additional sites of care, including managed acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. Through its innovation strategy, LifePoint Forward, the company is developing meaningful solutions to enhance quality, increase access to care, and improve value across the LifePoint footprint and communities across the country. For more information, visit www.lifepointhealth.net.