Former Erlanger CFO named to hospital's board of trustees

Erlanger Health System is located at 979 E. 3rd Street in Chattanooga.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger has tapped former Erlanger executive Ken Conner to serve on the Erlanger Health System Board of Trustees.

Conner was Erlanger's chief financial officer from 1984 to 1997. Now he is the president and sole member of Conner Healthcare Group, where he works as an adviser, manager, analyst or coordinator for leaders in a variety of health care entities.

"While I have stayed in health care and I know some of the more global issues, I'm coming in brand new to the specifics to Erlanger," Conner said.

Conner, a certified public accountant, brings to the board a background in finance. He replaces Mike Griffin, the previous board chairman, a former banker and current president and CEO at the Cleveland/Bradley Chamber of Commerce. Griffin joined the Erlanger board in December 2011.