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February 13, 2010

LCRH names Mark Brenzel as CEO

A Kentucky native is returning to his home state to assume the role of Chief Executive Officer at Somerset’s Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital.

Mark T. Brenzel was introduced by the hospital’s Board of Trustees on Friday. He will begin working at LCRH on Feb. 22.

“Mark has a very strong background in hospital operations, and will be a tremendous asset to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital,” said Don Moss, Chairman of LCRH’s Board of Trustees.

“He has demonstrated an ability to grow hospitals through sound strategic planning and quality improvement while enhancing relationships with patients and key constituents.”

Brenzel replaces Jeff Seraphine, who was recently promoted to the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Delta Division of LifePoint Hospitals, of which LCRH is a part.

Seraphine, well-liked during his tenure as LCRH’s CEO, believes Brenzel is a good fit for the Somerset area.

“Mark brings the experience that will lead this hospital forward,” Seraphine said of his successor.

“He has exceptional leadership skills that will be recognized and appreciated by the physicians, employees, and volunteers, as well as the greater community.”

Brenzel most recently served as CEO of Banner Surgery Centers, LLC, with 11 facilities located in Arizona, Nevada and Colorado.

Previously, he was Regional Vice President of Province Healthcare’s Western Region with responsibilities over a number of rural hospitals.

His experience also includes 15 years with HCA and Columbia/HCA, during which he served in various management positions with a number of hospitals, including Columbia-HealthONE in Denver, Colo., Northwest Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., and Park View Medical Center (now Centennial) in Nashville, Tenn.

A graduate of Vanderbilt University, Brenzel earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics/statistics and business administration. He holds a master’s degree in hospital administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Brenzel and his wife, Joy, have two grown children. Mark’s personal interests include hiking, biking, and golf.

“My wife and I are excited about moving to Somerset and returning to Kentucky,” Brenzel said.

“I am very grateful for the opportunity to work in a hospital with such a great tradition, and look forward to working with the employees, medical staff, and board members to continue improving and expanding the services it offers.”

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