Erlanger Health System has appointed Jeffrey Woodard as its new chief legal officer.
Woodard has served as the hospital's director of risk management and staff attorney for three years.
"Jeff is well respected within our organization, as well as in the legal community, and I have been impressed with his work and his vision to grow and improve our in house legal department," said Erlanger CEO Kevin Spiegel.
Woodard replaces former chief legal officer Dale Hetzler, who resigned in March.
Before coming to Erlanger, Woodard worked at Hutcheson Medical Center.
Before that, he was in private practice with two Georgia law firms, Minor, Bell and Neal in Dalton, Ga., and Womack, Gottlieb and Rodham in LaFayette, Ga.