Georgetown, Kentucky. (September 21, 2018) – LifePoint Health today announced that William Haugh, chief executive officer (CEO) of Georgetown Community Hospital (GCH), has been promoted to Market President of Central Kentucky, effective September 24. In this newly created leadership role, Haugh will continue to serve as CEO of GCH in Georgetown, Kentucky, while also assuming operational oversight of Bluegrass Community Hospital in Versailles, Bourbon Community Hospital in Paris and Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester. Local hospital CEOs Tommy Haggard from Bluegrass, Matt Smith from Bourbon and interim CEO Barbara Kinder from Clark Regional will continue serving in their respective CEO roles, managing daily operations and reporting to Haugh on regional issues and opportunities as they arise.
“By coming together as a market, these four Kentucky hospitals will have the opportunity to work more closely as they carry out our mission of Making Communities Healthier and improve healthcare regionally,” said Scott Raplee, president of LifePoint’s Central Group, of which the hospitals are a part. “To maximize their opportunities, they need a dedicated leader who is focused on regional growth and collaboration. William is a proven healthcare operator with a passion for delivering the highest quality care. We are confident that he is the right person to leverage the strengths of all four facilities and work with the respective hospital leaders to ensure they can continue to serve the health needs of this region.”
The hospitals’ close proximity to one another provides many opportunities to partner for growth, enhance quality and safety, attract new physicians, provide new opportunities for staff, and improve how the facilities serve patients each day.
An accomplished hospital leader, Haugh joined LifePoint Health in 2008 as chief operating officer (COO) of Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County (now Sovah Health-Martinsville) in Martinsville, Virginia. He then served as CEO of Logan Memorial Hospital in Russellville, Kentucky for several years before being appointed CEO of Georgetown Community Hospital in 2012. Haugh was named LifePoint’s CEO of the Year in 2015, and he recently received the company’s 2017 Fleetwood Award for operational excellence.
“I am thrilled to have the opportunity to step into this new role and help ensure that people in our region continue to have access to the highest quality healthcare services close to home,” Haugh said. “By taking a regional view of healthcare and effectively leveraging the synergies of all four markets, I believe we can create a stronger and even more vibrant Central Kentucky for generations to come.”
Haugh earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, and a Master of Health Administration degree from the Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE) and has earned the esteemed Certified Professional in Patient Safety (CPPS) credential through the National Patient Safety Foundation. Haugh will remain located in Georgetown, Kentucky.
About Bluegrass Community Hospital
Bluegrass Community Hospital, part of LifePoint Health, is located in the heart of horse country in Versailles, KY and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. The facility proudly serves Woodford and Anderson Counties in Central Kentucky. The hospital is licensed as a critical access hospital and offers a broad range of inpatient, surgical, emergency and diagnostic services. For more information about Bluegrass Community Hospital, please call 859-873-3111 or visit BluegrassCommunityHospital.com.
About Bourbon Community Hospital
Bourbon Community Hospital has been serving the residents of Bourbon, Nicholas and surrounding counties for more than 35 years. Delivering quality healthcare close to home is the single most important contribution we make in achieving our mission of Making Communities Healthier®. Our 58-bed acute care facility is located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, where we offer the latest in technology in a quiet hometown atmosphere. Our medical staff consists of well-trained physicians covering 22 specialties, including Allergy, Anesthesia, Cardiology, Dentistry, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Gastroenterology, General Surgery, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalist, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Gynecology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Podiatry, Psychiatry, Radiology, Sleep Medicine and Urology. For more information, visit www.BourbonHospital.com.
About Clark Regional Medical Center
Clark Regional Medical Center is a 79-bed, community hospital which has served the residents of east central Kentucky since 1917. The Medical Center has more than 100 affiliated physicians, over 400 employees, and 100 volunteers on its staff. The hospital was acquired by LifePoint Health in May 2010 and completed its relocation to a new, $60 million, state of the art medical campus in March 2012.
About Georgetown Community Hospital
Georgetown Community Hospital, part of LifePoint Health, provides high-quality health care services in the central Kentucky region and is dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. A 75-bed, acute care facility, Georgetown Community Hospital offers a wide range of both inpatient and outpatient services, including emergency medicine, general/robotic surgery, oncology/hematology, orthopedics, radiology, bariatrics, rehabilitation services, women’s services and women’s imaging (including 3D mammography). The hospital has been recognized for its commitment to quality care and patient safety by national organizations such as the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, American College of Cardiology (Chest Pain Center accreditation), American College of Radiology, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Blue Distinction Status from Blue Cross Blue Shield (Bariatrics), Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety, and the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. For more information about Georgetown Community Hospital, please call 502-868-1100 or visit GeorgetownCommunityHospital.com.
About LifePoint Health
LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.