Ampersand Capital Partners, a healthcare-focused, middle-market investor, has hired Cecil Kost as an operating partner. He will work with the firm's investment team to identify and evaluate new platform opportunities and assist with the firm's existing portfolio. Mr. Kost most recently served as president and CEO of Precision Dynamics, a manufacturer of patient identification solutions. He has also held executive positions with MedManage Systems and Oncor. In all, he has more than 30 years of healthcare operating experience in Ampersand's target investment segments, including laboratory/diagnostics products, pharmaceutical services and medical products.