William F. Carpenter III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


William F. Carpenter III is Chairman and CEO of LifePoint Hospitals.  He has served as CEO since 2006 and assumed the additional position of Chairman of the Board in 2010.  He is a founding employee of the Company, which was established in 1999, having previously served in various roles as executive vice president, senior vice president, general counsel, secretary and corporate governance officer.

Mr. Carpenter is a trustee and past board chair for the Federation of American Hospitals, the national public policy organization for investor-owned hospitals.  He is chairman of the Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors.  He is a member of the board of directors of Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Tennessee Governor’s Foundation for Health and Wellness.  Mr. Carpenter has appeared on Modern Healthcare magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list numerous times.