Parkview Regional Hospital and Ennis Regional Medical Center Launch National Search for New CEO

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Kevin Zachary to pursue new leadership opportunity within LifePoint Hospitals

Kevin Zachary

Parkview Regional Hospital and Ennis Regional Medical Center announced today that Kevin Zachary will step down from his position as chief executive officer (CEO) of both facilities, effective October 31, 2014. Zachary, who has served as CEO of Parkview Regional since 2011 and CEO of Ennis Regional since 2013, is leaving to be CEO of Logan Regional Medical Center in Logan, West Va., another hospital within the LifePoint Hospitals® network.

“We are grateful to Kevin for his stellar leadership of both Parkview Regional and Ennis Regional and are excited for him to continue serving LifePoint in his new post at Logan Regional Medical Center,” said Robert Klein, chief operating officer (COO) of LifePoint Hospitals’ Central Group, of which Parkview Regional Hospital and Ennis Regional Medical Center are a part.

“We are working in partnership with both hospitals’ boards to ensure strong leadership moving forward. A national search to find the right candidate to lead Parkview Regional and Ennis Regional into the future has been launched,” added Klein.

After assuming the top leadership role at Parkview in 2011, Zachary was responsible for integrating the two facilities under one management team in 2013, a transition that resulted in numerous efficiencies as well as improved patient and physician satisfaction. He also successfully recruited seven primary care physicians and seven specialists to the area during his tenure.

“I am not surprised that Kevin has been identified as a strong leader within LifePoint, as he has been a great CEO for Ennis Regional,” said Michael J. Montgomery, chairman of the Ennis Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. “Almost two years ago, Kevin was charged with combining the leadership for both Ennis Regional and Parkview Regional, and he has been highly successful in doing this while maintaining the quality and integrity of both facilities. There will be a significant void left by his departure, but we have a great partnership with LifePoint and the Board knows we will work together to find a qualified replacement.”

John Stubbs, chairman of the Parkview Regional Hospital Board of Trustees, added, “We feel a great sense of loss as Kevin moves on to his next role, but we are very happy he is advancing within LifePoint. We wish him the best of luck in his new endeavor.”

About Ennis Regional Medical Center
Ennis Regional Medical Center is a sixty bed acute care facility located in Ennis, Texas, just minutes from the DFW Metroplex. Ennis Regional Medical Center exists to serve the City of Ennis and Ellis County in the provision of general acute care services. Ennis Regional Medical Center’s vision is to be the best at delivering excellent quality & exceptional service in order to become the hospital where employees want to work, physicians want to practice medicine, and patients choose to come for care. Learn more at

About Parkview Regional Hospital
Parkview Regional Hospital is a 58-bed acute care facility located in Mexia, Texas and serves the population of rural Central Texas. The mission of Parkview Regional Hospital is to provide the highest quality, cost-effective healthcare through superior customer service. Learn more at

About LifePoint Hospitals
LifePoint Hospitals® is a leading hospital company focused on providing quality healthcare services close to home. Through its subsidiaries, LifePoint operates more than 60 hospital campuses in 21 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, Tenn., can be found at 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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