business briefs

• Matthew Schaefer has been named president and CEO of East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. He succeeds retiring president/CEO Keith Goodwin. A native of Texas, Schaefer currently is the chief operating officer of Children’s Hospital New Orleans. While there, he led a $300 million expansion project, reorganized the Heart Center and created the highest employee engagement scores in the hospital’s history.

• Dr. Michael T. Petty of Concord Chiropractic Clinic, 10826 Kingston Pike in West Knox County, announced the addition of Dr. Kyle Koslowski to Petty’s practice as an associate doctor. In practice for 34 years, and serving as the University of Tennessee Football’s team chiropractor for 24 of them, Petty took part in Koslowski’s internship. The new associate graduated from Life Chiropractic University,. Call 865-675-5050 for an appointment.

• United Community Bank, with a branch in West Knoxville near Faragut, has announced it is re-opening lobbies for select branch locations across its four-state footprint. UCB closed its lobbies March 24 to limit the spread of COVID-19. Since that date, all branches have operated a drive-thru service model with appointment-only lobby service. More than 30 branch lobbies in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee re-opened with specific safety measures in place.