Teladoc Health has appointed former Tenet Healthcare executive Eric Evans to its board of directors, the virtual care giant announced Wednesday.
Evans, who is currently the CEO and director of Brentwood, Tennessee-based Surgery Partners, previously served as president of hospital operations at Tenet Healthcare, where he oversaw 68 acute care hospitals and 161 hospital-affiliated facilities. He served as president of hospital operations from 2016 to 2018, according to Evans’ LinkedIn.
Evans is replacing former Sen. William Frist, who retired earlier this year, and will serve on the board’s compensation committee, according to a release.
The appointment comes after Teladoc raised its full-year revenue guidance following its second quarter earnings in July. The company is operating at a loss, after struggling in 2022, when it posted a $13.7 billion net loss, mostly from impairment charges related to the shrinking value of its Livongo acquisition.
However, it is showing signs of rebounding, beating Wall Street expectations on revenue in the second quarter and raising its guidance for two quarters in a row.
Executives argue its “whole-person” approach, which includes offerings for which includes primary care, chronic condition management and mental healthcare, sets it apart in a competitive field filled with telehealth companies.