FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 18, 2017--
Community Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE: CYH) announced today that Rachel
A. Seifert, Executive Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel,
will retire at the end of March 2017. Seifert has served as the
Company’s General Counsel since joining the organization in 1998.
Seifert oversees the Company’s legal department and serves as Secretary
to the Company’s Board of Directors.
Ben Fordham, who currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief
Litigation Counsel at Community Health Systems, will be appointed
Interim General Counsel upon Seifert’s retirement.
Commenting on the announcement, Wayne T. Smith, chairman and chief
executive officer of Community Health Systems, Inc., said, “Through
nearly two decades of leadership, Rachel Seifert’s range of
responsibility has been broad and dynamic. She has provided sharp
counsel and management for all of the Company’s legal matters, legal
direction in support of all of our major transactions and corporate
financing, oversight for SEC compliance, expertise on regulatory
matters, and corporate governance support for our Board of Directors. I
am deeply grateful to Rachel for her many contributions to our success.”
Seifert is a 19-year veteran of Community Health Systems and has more
than 35 years of legal experience. She joined Community Health Systems
as the first and only member of the Legal Department and steadily
assembled a strong team of attorneys. Prior to joining Community Health
Systems, Seifert worked for Columbia/HCA where she served as Vice
President and Associate General Counsel after spending seven years in
private law practice. She received her law degree and bachelor’s degree
from the University of Maryland.
Fordham joined Community Health Systems in 2007 with 29-years of private
practice experience in litigation, mergers and acquisitions, general
business and health law. Fordham received his undergraduate degree,
magna cum laude, from Duke University and his law degree from Vanderbilt
About Community Health Systems, Inc.
Community Health Systems, Inc. is one of the largest publicly traded
hospital companies in the United States and a leading operator of
general acute care hospitals in communities across the country. The
Company, through its subsidiaries, owns, leases or operates 158
affiliated hospitals in 22 states with an aggregate of nearly 27,000
licensed beds. The Company’s headquarters are located in Franklin,
Tennessee, a suburb south of Nashville. Shares in Community Health
Systems, Inc. are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol
“CYH.” More information about the Company can be found on its website at www.chs.net.
Statements contained in this news release regarding potential
transactions, operating results, and other events are forward-looking
statements that involve risk and uncertainties. Actual future events or
results may differ materially from these statements. Readers are
referred to the documents filed by Community Health Systems, Inc. with
the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s annual
report on Form 10-K, current reports on Form 8-K and quarterly reports
on Form 10-Q. These filings identify important risk factors and other
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no
obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statements, or to
make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise.
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