Piedmont Healthcare is moving around some key personnel after the passing of CEO Timothy Stack on July 30.

Here is the full press release:

Piedmont Healthcare announces interim leadership roles

Atlanta, Ga. (Aug. 8, 2012) – Piedmont Healthcare announces its appointment of interim executive leadership after the passing of President and CEO R. Timothy Stack on July 30.

Patrick Battey, M.D., chair of Piedmont Healthcare’s Board of Directors, has been named interim chief executive officer for the Atlanta-based health system. Dr. Battey has been a vascular surgeon at Piedmont since 1985 and has served in many leadership roles, including chair of Piedmont Hospital’s Board of Directors and president of the Piedmont Atlanta Hospital medical staff.

Piedmont’s President of Finance and Development Greg Hurst has been named interim president and chief operating officer, responsible for all health system operations. Hurst has been with Piedmont since 2000 and has nearly 30 years experience in healthcare management.

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