Hospital operator Select Medical Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it appointed former Senate Majority Leader Dr. William H. Frist as an independent director to the company's board.
Frist is currently serving as a business and medicine professor at Vanderbilt University. He represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate from 1995 to 2007.
Frist also serves on the boards of Aegis Sciences Corp., URS Corp. and the Millennium Challenge Corp.
Select Medical CEO Robert A. Ortenzio said the company was fortunate to add Frist's "extensive medical and health care experience and insights" to the board.