Leadership

David T. Vandewater
Chief Executive Officer

David T. Vandewater brings more than 35 years of health care leadership experience to Anther Health Services. Throughout his career, Mr. Vandewater has been responsible for the operations of more than 500 hospitals and led more than 20 joint venture partnerships that combined the strengths of community hospitals, not-for-profit or academic health systems and investor-owned operators.

Prior to forming Anther, he spent nearly two decades as president and CEO of Ardent Health Services where he grew revenues from $300 million to $4.4 billion and expanded the company to include 30 hospitals and 26,000 employees. Under his leadership, Ardent earned a reputation as one of the industry’s strongest and most innovative operators, forging successful joint venture partnerships with health care institutions including The University of Kansas Health System, The University of Texas System and Hackensack Meridian Health. During his tenure, Ardent-affiliated entities were consistently recognized for their strong workplace cultures with more than a third of the company’s hospitals named to “Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work” list.

Mr. Vandewater previously served as president and chief operating officer of Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation. Under his leadership, the company grew to become the world’s largest health care organization with $20 billion in annual revenues and more than 340 hospitals, 130 surgery centers and 550 home health locations in 38 states and two foreign countries.

Throughout his career, he has served in executive positions ranging from CEO of Vista Hills Medical Center in El Paso to executive vice president and chief operating officer at Republic Health Corporation.

Mr. Vandewater is a former board member and past chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals, which represents investor-owned and managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. He has also served on the Health Care Systems Governing Council of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is a past board member of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. He has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare and was honored with the Federation of American Hospitals’ Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020.

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James M. Schnuck
EVP & Chief Financial Officer

As executive vice president and chief financial officer, Jim Schnuck draws upon his 36 years of health care finance experience to lead financial operations and planning at Anther Health Services. 

Mr. Schnuck most recently served as EVP & CFO of Springstone, which builds and operates free-standing behavioral hospitals and outpatient centers. Prior to joining Springstone in 2014, he was senior vice president of financial operations at Ardent Health Services for 15 years. In this role, he was responsible for revenue cycle operations, supply chain, productivity and decision support for the company’s acute care hospitals. During his first six years with Ardent, Mr. Schnuck led financial operations of the company’s 42 behavioral hospitals prior to their divestiture. 

Throughout his career, he has played an instrumental role in the financial operations of many hospitals at the facility and corporate level including new facility development, diligence for acquisitions, turnarounds and disposition. In addition to serving as CFO at several behavioral hospitals, including two start-up facilities, he was a division CFO with Charter Behavioral where he had financial responsibility for 24 hospitals across 11 states.

A certified public accountant (inactive), Mr. Schnuck is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 

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Dan Moen
EVP & Chief Development Officer

With more than four decades of health care leadership experience, Dan Moen leads Anther’s efforts to partner with new hospitals and health systems. Throughout his career, he has helped structure a variety of health care joint ventures that promote shared governance and long-lasting relationships with community leaders, hospital leaders, physicians and employee stakeholders.

Prior to joining Anther, Mr. Moen led development for Ardent Health Services where he was instrumental in the creation of partnerships with major academic and not-for-profit systems. He previously co-founded LHP Hospital Group and served as CEO and then chairman of its board of directors until its acquisition by Ardent in 2017. 

Earlier in his career, Mr. Moen served as executive vice president of development for Triad Hospitals, Inc., and held a variety of operations leadership roles within Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation (now HCA). In addition to serving as president of the company’s South Florida Division and its Florida Group, he was president of the Columbia Sponsored Network Group with responsibility for the company’s managed care subsidiaries.

Mr. Moen began his healthcare career with Humana in 1977 where he held positions of increasing responsibility for 14 years. During his tenure, he managed hospitals in Virginia, West Virginia, Florida and Mexico, in addition to being responsible for Humana’s managed care division in Florida. 

Mr. Moen holds both a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in public health from Oklahoma University and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University.

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Jim Garman
EVP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Jim Garman brings more than 30 years of experience aligning human resources with business strategy across a variety of health care and business settings. In addition to experience designing and implementing “best practice” HR programs and strategies, he has led organizations through cultural change and navigated complex issues ranging from mergers and acquisitions, organizational change management and labor relations.  

Most recently, he served as the chief human resources officer for Ardent Health Services, an integrated network of 30 hospitals and ambulatory care sites with more than 26,000 employees. Previously, he was executive vice president and chief human resources officer for Memorial Hermann Health System in Houston, Texas, which consists of 15 hospitals and a vast network of affiliated physician and specialty programs. Earlier in his career, Mr. Garman was vice president and chief administrative officer for Dresser-Rand, Inc. 

Mr. Garman holds a master’s degree in human resource management and development from Chapman University and a bachelor’s degree from California Lutheran University.

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