So that's where he went

RegionalCare Hospital Partners yesterday named Joe Roach the new CEO of Eliza Memorial Hospital, according to the Times Daily. Roach joins the hospital from the CEO role at Memorial Hospital in Martinsville, Va. — a LifePoint Hospitals facility — after resigning last week. Eliza Memorial is part of Coffee Health Group, an Alabama health system RegionalCare purchased effective July 1.
John Rutledge, RegionalCare’s president and chief operating officer, said the organization has worked with Roach in the past. It was unclear where they worked together. “We know that he is the right person to lead the hospital through the upcoming period of growth and expansion,” Rutledge said. “In Martinsville, he very successfully led that organization through a transition much like what is happening in the Shoals.”
Jul 15, 2010 7:47 AM

RegionalCare closes 'Bama buy

Marty Rash's RegionalCare Hospital Partners has wrapped up its acquisition of Coffee Health Group in northern Alabama on the schedule it announced earlier this spring. RegionalCare paid $106 million for the hospital group and is also working on deals in Ohio and Alabama.
Jul 1, 2010 9:50 AM

Interim CEO leaves RegionalCare target

Jody Pigg, the executive who took over as interim CEO of Alabama's Coffee Health Group last summer, has stepped down as leader of the hospital system, which is in the process of being acquired by Brentwood-based RegionalCare.
Jun 22, 2010 10:44 AM

RegionalCare's Alabama deal to close June 30

RegionalCare Hospital Partners has a definitive agreement to buy Coffee Health Group in Alabama. The three-facility deal is expected to close June 30. From the story in Tuesday's Times Daily:
“The consumer won't notice any difference at all,” said Marty Rash, chief executive officer of Brentwood, Tenn.-based RegionalCare. “It will be the same people and the same name for the next 30 days as we work toward the final closing. After that, we will have a chance to work on the board and determine what actions people say we need to take.”
The Alabama paper also has a copy of the 12-point agreement and prints it in full. Check out the link above for the details. The background on Coffee's lengthy sale process is available at this link.
Jun 9, 2010 7:11 AM

Local VCers take control of Huntsville tech company

The Nashville office of Pharos Capital, which is led by Mike Devlin, has taken the reins at Time Domain, a Huntsville tech venture in which it had already invested and whose board early this year told investors it was insolvent. The firm has shaken up management and injected more cash into Time Domain, which makes location sensors that use ultrawide bandwidth frequencies.

Jun 7, 2010 12:15 PM

Mafiaoza's launches catering venture

The owners of beloved pizza joint Mafiaoza's have launched Barolo Catering with an eye on the Nashville and Birmingham markets. Former Loveless Cafe sales director Amanda Bledsoe has come on board to lead the way.
“We’ve always enjoyed a thriving catering business,” explained Mike Dolan, co-owner of MAFIAoZA’S. “Operating Barolo as its own separate entity will allow us to expand the variety of our menus and services and will give catering customers more to choose from – from our classic menu items to a full range of carefully planned options they might not expect from MAFIAoZA’S.”
Barolo's offerings will include action stations for pasta, risotto and gnocchi as well as a cheese and chocolate fondue station, and caviar and dessert bars. Barolo also will market more casual boxed lunches and tailgating packages.
May 19, 2010 1:25 PM

Cracker Barrel adding Alabama location

Lebanon-based Cracker Barrel Old Country Store will this fall build a restaurant/store in Hartselle, Ala., which sits off Interstate 65 south of Huntsville. As part of the deal, city officials won't let another sit-down eatery build nearby until 2030.
May 13, 2010 7:13 AM

Health care collection agency adding 20 jobs

Alabama deal will add 60% to payroll
Apr 19, 2010 2:02 PM

Engineers up for UAB contract

Employee-owned firm I.C. Thomasson has been tentatively picked to be engineer of record for a $69 million steam plant the University of Alabama-Birmingham plans to have online by early 2013. University of Alabama System trustees still need to give their approval.
Apr 9, 2010 10:10 AM

RegionalCare cracks another door in Alabama

It looks like Marty Rash will get the audience he wants with the board of a hospital near the one he's already been chosen to buy. SEE ALSO: RegionalCare looks to bigger Alabama deal
Apr 7, 2010 8:25 AM