Timothy Stack, Piedmont Healthcare CEO, dies

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Piedmont Healthcare President and CEO R. Timothy Stack, who had been on medical leave since June, died Monday, the company announced. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Greg Hurst, the president of finance and development for Piedmont who has handled the CEO’s duties since Stack went on medical leave, will continue in that role.

Stack had been Piedmont Healthcare’s top executive since December 2001. During his tenure, Piedmont grew from an organization with two hospitals and eight physician practices to a $1.6 billion operation that encompasses five hospitals, more than 50 primary care and specialty physician practices and a 900-member physician network.

“Tim was a remarkable father, husband and friend, and a courageous leader for our organization,” said Patrick Battey, chairman of the board for Piedmont Healthcare. “Words cannot do justice to the void his passing leaves.”

Before working at Piedmont, Stack served was CEO of Borgess Health Alliance and Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Mich. He earlier was president and CEO of South Side Healthcare System in Pittsburgh.

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