"Company hires well known Nashville Executive, Dean Weiland, to Complement Leadership Team"
Company Renamed "Cogent Healthcare Inc
Our Executive Chairman, Randy Thurman is pleased to announce that today Cogent Healthcare Inc. has hired Nashville healthcare executive, Dean Weiland, as President and CEO.
Mr. Weiland joins the well-established existing leadership team at Cogent.
"I'm thrilled to join the Cogent
team as we are remarkably well positioned for the changes brought on by Healthcare Reform" Weiland
"We have a company that consistently demonstrates how you drive superior quality metrics by appropriately managing care while reducing costs.
Randy Thurman explained further: "Cogent
is very fortunate to add Dean
to our already outstanding management team and board of directors.
I am excited to continue working closely with Dean
and the team to execute upon the exciting opportunities ahead.
is a long-time Nashville resident and has an exceptional track record leading healthcare service companies."
Mr. Weiland was a founder and Chief Operating Officer of Renal Advantage Inc., the third largest dialysis company in the U.S. that operated over 150 centers throughout the country.
led the merger of Renal Advantage
with Liberty Dialysis.
then led the merger of Renal Advantage
with Fresenius Medical Care where he
has continued to participate with the merger, transition and strategic direction.
Previously, Mr. Weiland held executive leadership roles including Chief Executive Officer of The Work Institute, Chief Operating Officer of CLEARTRACK Information Network and Executive Vice President of MedStat Inc.
He began his career with Baxter Healthcare where he ultimately became Vice President of New Business Initiatives for Caremark.
Dean joins the existing Cogent team that includes Randy Thurman, Executive Chairman, Bob LaGalia, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Dr. Ron Greeno, a Cogent founder and Chief Medical Officer.
Bob LaGalia oversees all financial operations and information technology and as EVP will work with Dean on all company operations.
is quoted saying: "I am extremely pleased to join this long standing team which I believe is among the best in health care."
Our pipeline of new business is very robust and, with the addition of Mr. Weiland
will continue to strengthen its position as a leader in the evolving hospital market place."
Mr. Weiland also joins the Cogent Healthcare Board of Director which includes Governor Michael Leavitt, former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Gary Chartrand, Executive Chairman of Acosta Sales & Marketing, Mark Neaman, CEO, Northshore University Health Systems, Thomas Pryma, Partner of AEA Investors, Martin Eltrich, Partner of AEA Investors, David Neighbours, Partner of Waud Capital Partners and Randy Thurman, Operating Executive of AEA Investors and Executive Chairman of Cogent Healthcare Inc.
wife, Linda, reside in suburban Nashville.