The newly-created role is effective April 1.
LifePoint Health, based in Brentwood, Tennessee has facilities in Arizona and Colorado.
Patterson previously served as CFO, and later, CEO of Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, a LifePoint Health facility.
He served as CEO of Havasu Regional Medical Center in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. since 2014 and will continue in that role while taking on additional oversight of Valley View Regional Medical Center in Fort Mohave, Ariz.
Mr. Patterson holds an MBA from Utah State University in Logan and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives