Capital Senior Living Corp. Hires Brett Lee as Chief Operating Officer

DALLAS — Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE: CSU), one of the country’s largest operators of senior living communities, has hired Brett Lee as executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO). Lee replaces Keith Johannessen, who passed away in December.

Lee currently serves as the CEO of the North Texas and Dallas markets of Tenet Healthcare Corp., overseeing five hospitals, a joint venture with Baylor, Scott & White Health, 20 ambulatory sites, three freestanding emergency departments and a physician network. 

Lee’s experience includes serving as COO at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, COO at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, vice president of operations and clinical services at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, and vice president of operations at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Lee received the National Young Healthcare Executive of the Year by the American College of Healthcare Executives in 2011. He was named one of 25 national “rising stars” of the healthcare industry by Becker’s Hospital Review in 2012, 2013 and 2014, an “Up and Comer” by Modern Healthcare in 2013, and a “Top 40 Business Leaders under 40” by the Dallas Business Journal.

Lee received a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health. He also holds two master’s degrees, one in health finance and management from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and one in leadership development from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a doctorate in allied health and physical therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Sciences

Heidrick & Struggles assisted in the recruitment of Lee.

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