Harrison Frist has been promoted to CEO of naviHealth, a post-acute care management and care transitions provider.

In his new role, Frist, formerly chief operating officer, will lead naviHealth and oversee Optum’s Care Transitions business, which includes post-acute care, readmission and home health management services.

Frist succeeds naviHealth’s founding CEO Clay Richards, who announced in mid-2021 that he would step down at the end of last year. Richards is now serving in a senior advisory role at Optum, which acquired naviHealth in 2020.

Frist joined naviHealth in 2012. He was previously an investment professional for The Carlyle Group and Goldman Sachs & Co. He also worked for Chinaco Healthcare Corporation, an international hospital operator.

Frist earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in history from Princeton University.