Operations chief Cleckner joins LifePoint team

Former Medical Reimbursements of America president taking on process role

LifePoint Hospitals, Inc., has hired former Medical Reimbursements of America President and COO Paul Cleckner to oversee its strategic business initiatives, which are run within LifePoint’s Brentwood-based headquarters. Cleckner’s title is vice president of operations and process initiatives.

“Our company has experienced marked growth over the past several years, and Paul brings a depth of knowledge that will enrich our strategic approach to operations and business management and position us for the future,” said David Dill, LifePoint’s COO.

Before his time at MRA, Cleckner worked with North Highland Consulting’s Strategic Growth Services practice group in Nashville. He also was president and COO of Investment Scorecard about a decade ago and held a senior VP post at Emdeon Business Services.