Erlanger makes risk manager chief legal officer


Erlanger Health System, an academic medical center associated with the UT College of Medicine Chattanooga, has appointed Jeffrey Woodard, its director of risk management, as its new chief legal officer.

He 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 and Womack, Gottlieb and Rodham.

“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.

Erlanger, risk manager, chief legal officer, Woodard