Who We Are

Duke LifePoint Healthcare’s Leadership Team brings extensive expertise in every aspect of hospital operations, clinical program development and support for quality outcomes and patient safety. Together, we are helping strengthen and improve healthcare delivery, while supporting local economies and building healthier communities.

Partnership Executives




William J. Fulkerson Jr., MD
Executive Vice President
Duke University Health System

  William F. Carpenter III
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
LifePoint Health

“We’re pleased to be LifePoint’s programmatic, safety, quality and clinical service development partner and believe that Duke LifePoint Healthcare offers an attractive option for community hospitals.”
  “Duke LifePoint Healthcare is building a hospital system that will transform healthcare.”

Leadership Team

Duke University Health System

Harry R. Phillips, III, MD
Chief Medical Officer
Network Services

Paul Lindia, MPH
Vice President
Network Services

Lois Pradka, MSN, RN
Senior Director
Duke Clinical Engagement

Cindy Nordlund, MSN, RN
Senior Director
Duke Quality Network

Karen Frush, MD
Chief Patient Safety Officer,
Duke University Health System &
Vice President, Quality, LifePoint Health


LifePoint Health

Russell L. Holman, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer

Jeff Seraphine
Chief Development Officer

Roxana Pool
Group Chief Nursing Officer

Paul Hannah
Senior Vice President
Strategic Growth and Development