analystJennifer Lynch has left the company for a job in the health care industry, U.S.Research Director Carl Kirst confirmed April 29.
Lynch, who covered the managed care and facilities sectors, hadserved as BMO Capital Markets' top health care analyst for the past few years. Kirstdeclined to specify exactly where she will be working next.
In thewake of her departure, BMO Capital Markets discontinued its coverage of its 17-companyhealth care universe. It plans to pick its coverage back up as soon as it namesLynch's replacement, Kirst said.
The insurersincluded in BMO Capital Markets' discontinued managed care and facilities coverageare Aetna Inc., , Centene Corp., CignaCorp., Humana Inc.,UnitedHealth Group Inc.and Universal American Corp.The company is also no longer following Acadia Healthcare Co. Inc., Civitas SolutionsInc., Community Health Systems, CVS Health Corp., Express Scripts Holding Co., HCAHoldings Inc., LifePoint Health Inc., Surgical Care Affiliates Inc., Tenet HealthcareCorp. and Universal Health Services Inc.
Priorto becoming lead health care analyst, Lynch spent several years as an associateto BMO Capital Markets' previous top analyst for the industry, Dave Shove. Shoveretired in 2013.
BMO CapitalMarkets is owned by the Bank of Montreal.