BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) today announced that Kermit Crawford, retired president of pharmacy, health and wellness for the Walgreen Company, and Jana Schreuder, executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) for Northern Trust, have been named to its Board of Directors.
“Kermit and Jana are exceptional leaders within their respective industries and will bring valuable new perspectives to the LifePoint Health Board of Directors,” commented William F. Carpenter III, chairman and chief executive officer of LifePoint Health. “Kermit’s success and experience developing effective retail strategies, collaborating with providers and payers, and advancing wellness align with our mission of making communities healthier. In her current role as COO of a publicly-traded financial services corporation, Jana has extensive financial expertise and a deep understanding of what it means to lead an organization within a highly-regulated industry. On behalf of LifePoint and the Board, we are very pleased to welcome both of these leaders to LifePoint.”
Until his retirement in 2014, Crawford served for more than 30 years with the Walgreen Company, the largest drugstore chain in the United States with more than $103 billion in sales reported in fiscal year 2015. Most recently, he was president of the Walgreen Company’s pharmacy, health and wellness division, where he was responsible for all aspects of strategic, operational and financial management for the division. Crawford also is a member of the Board of Directors of Allstate, the second-largest personal lines insurer in the United States. In addition, Crawford has served on the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy and in 2014 joined the school as executive in residence and senior advisor to the Dean.
Schreuder currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO) of Northern Trust, a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals that reported revenues of $4.7 billion in 2015. She is primarily responsible for business operations and enabling Northern Trust’s businesses to grow faster, more efficiently and more profitably. Prior to her appointment as COO in September 2014, Schreuder served in various capacities with Northern Trust during her more than 35-year tenure, including as president, wealth management; president, operations and technology; and chief risk officer. Schreuder also serves as a board member for a privately-held company, as well as Chicago-area education and arts organizations.
Both Crawford and Schreuder have been appointed as Class II Directors for the 10-member Board, effective March 10, 2016.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.