Hanger Inc, Austin, Texas, has appointed Richard Pettingill to its Board of Directors. Pettingill is the retired president and CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, a large network of healthcare providers in Minnesota. Hanger reports that Pettingill has been elected to the board as director effective February 6.

Vinit Asar, Hanger president and CEO, calls Pettingill “a proven leader in the healthcare industry,” and adds that, “As the former CEO of a major integrated care delivery organization and a member of other public company boards, Dick brings decades of experience in corporate governance, operations, and business development, as well as an astute understanding of the customer and provider perspectives. He will be a valuable addition to Hanger’s Board of Directors.”

Prior to a 7-year term as president and CEO of Allina Hospitals and Clinics, Hanger notes that Pettingill served as executive vice president and CEO of Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Hospitals. He also served as president and CEO of Camino Healthcare and currently serves on the boards of directors of two other public companies, Accuray Incorporated and Tenet Healthcare Corporation.

Pettingill holds a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from San Jose University. He also served as a 2010 Fellow in the Advanced Leadership Initiative program at Harvard University.

Source: Hanger Inc