Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Client News: New Health Partnership Announces Board Of Trustees

 Source: Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare News

Representing a wealth of knowledge, community leadership and dedication to Kentuckians, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services, Catholic Health Initiatives, and the University of Louisville are pleased to announce their new system’s community board of trustees.
Bob Hewett, chair, said  “I’m excited to be working with such an outstanding group of community leaders to increase access, expand service, and get Kentucky ready for the future of health care.”
The new 18 community member board of trustees will serve in an advisory capacity until all regulatory and church approvals are complete.  They will then transition into a fiduciary role and oversee the new organization, establishing committee structures such as strategic planning, quality and patient satisfaction, audit and compliance, and finance, among others. 
At the foundation of this yet-to-be-named system is a common mission to provide the highest quality care to the most disadvantaged and underserved.  The partnership strengthens Louisville’s academic medical center and access to it by creating a system with more than 90 locations.   It aligns academic and community physicians into a medical staff of more than 3,000 physicians to serve Kentucky and beyond.
The board members are:
Michael Ades - Retired Attorney, Lexington, KY
LouAnn Atlas - Fifth Third Bank Executive, Louisville, KY
Jane Burks - Volunteers of America, Louisville, KY
Jane J. Chiles-  Meridian Chiles Advertising, Lexington, KY
David L. Dunn, MD, PhD - Executive VP for Health Affairs, UofL, Louisville, KY
Paul Edgett - Catholic Health Initiatives, Erlanger, KY
Robert Hewett-  Retired Utility and Banking Executive, Lexington, KY
Miller Hoffman- Hoffman Robertson Insurance, Mount Sterling, KY
Robert C. Hughes, MD -Senior Partner, Primary Care Medical Ctr., Murray, KY
Charlie Johnson CEO, -Immanuel Realty, LLC, Louisville, KY
Thomas Mechas, MD -London Women’s Care, London, KY
Robert W. Rounsavall, III -Owner, Dixie Real Properties, Louisville, KY
Michael Rowan -Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, CO
Adolfo Ruiz Sr. -Adhawks Advertising & Public Relations, Inc., Louisville, KY
Richard Schultz -Retired Advertising Executive, Louisville, KY
Gerald Temes, MD -Retired Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgeon,  Louisville, KY
Elizabeth Wendeln, SCN -Consultant/Facilitator, Louisville, KY
Russell Williams, MD -Associates in General Surgery, PSC., Louisville, KY
Partner ProfilesJewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare (JHSMH) is a regional health network providing both primary and specialty medical care in more than 70 health care facilities with approximately 7,850 team members and 1,900 patient beds in Kentucky and southern Indiana. It has been nationally ranked in the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies.
Saint Joseph Health System includes nine regional facilities (including Saint Joseph Hospital, Lexington’s first hospital, established 1877) across central and eastern Kentucky with 1,012 licensed beds, approximately 5,000 employees and 1,300 physicians on its medical staffs. Combined, the Saint Joseph facilities have been recognized 20 times as being among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation by Thomson Reuters. 
The University of Louisville Hospital, established in 1817, is a 404-bed facility and the primary adult teaching hospital for the UofL School of Medicine. It operates the region’s only adult Level I trauma center and operates Kentucky’s first certified stroke center, first nationally accredited breast center and first hospital-based telemedicine network. Aligned with the hospital, The James Graham Brown Cancer Center offers the area’s most advanced cancer treatment with specialists working in multidisciplinary teams who have received national recognition for research and participation in clinical trials, as well as translating research into today’s medical practice. 
Sponsor ProfilesCatholic Health Initiatives is a national, nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 72 hospitals; and 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; and two community health services organizations. CHI is the nation's third-largest Catholic health care system.
Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services traces its history to 1903 when a group of prominent Jewish businessmen met and founded a hospital to provide health care for poor immigrant Jews and to create a non-sectarian institution that would treat both paying and non-paying members of the entire community and provide a setting where Jewish physicians could practice medicine, pursue research and treat patients. In the decades since its founding, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services has grown into a nationally recognized organization that has contributed a number of medical firsts in the world, nation and region.
The University of Louisville is Kentucky's premier metropolitan research university. Boasting more than 170 fields of study in 12 colleges and schools, UofL offers its 22,000 students world-class opportunities in many nationally and internationally ranked undergraduate, graduate and professional programs. Through its service mission, the university is addressing the needs of Louisville and other Kentucky metropolitan areas with hundreds of partnerships in education, business and economic development, and healthcare. One of America's fastest-growing research universities, UofL is focusing on translational research that can move quickly from the lab to the marketplace.

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