BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 16, 2017--
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) is sad to announce the
untimely death of William G. McKenzie, 58, who served as a member of the
Board of Directors since the company’s formation in 2003.
McKenzie, who died this morning, served as Executive Chairman of the MPT
board from August to September 2003, then as Vice Chairman through
January 2012. He was the current chair of the board’s Ethics, Nominating
and Corporate Governance Committee and a former member of the Investment
“Gil McKenzie was a trusted friend and accomplished advisor who brought
significant healthcare experience to the company and helped guide our
progress over the past 14 years as a board member,” said Edward K.
Aldag, Jr., Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical
“As the president and owner of Gilliard Health Services, an acute care
hospital operating company based in Montgomery, AL, Gil developed keen
insights into the hospital operating environment and shared his
considerable experience with us,” Aldag added, “but most of all, we will
miss his warm spirit and abiding friendship as a true member of the MPT
About Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Medical Properties Trust, Inc. is a self-advised real estate investment
trust formed to capitalize on the changing trends in healthcare delivery
by acquiring and developing net-leased healthcare facilities. MPT’s
financing model allows hospitals and other healthcare facilities to
unlock the value of their underlying real estate in order to fund
facility improvements, technology upgrades, staff additions and new
construction. Facilities include acute care hospitals, inpatient
rehabilitation hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals, and other
medical and surgical facilities. For more information, please visit the
Company’s website at www.medicalpropertiestrust.com.
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Medical Properties Trust, Inc.
Tim Berryman, 205-969-3755
– Investor Relations