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News – Apr 2017

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Norton and Oglesby Appointed Interim Leaders for Baptist Health

LOUISVILLE On March 21, 2017, Baptist Health announced that system Chief Executive Officer Steve Hanson was leaving the organization, effective immediately. Hanson has served as CEO since March 2013.

Prior to joining Baptist Health, Hanson served as executive vice president and operations leader for the Dallas-Fort Worth region for Texas Health Resources.

The Baptist Health Board of Directors appointed Vice President and Chief Legal and Regulatory Affairs Officer Janet Norton and Chief Financial Officer Steve Oglesby to provide shared interim executive leadership for Baptist Health. Both Norton and Oglesby are long-term Baptist leaders, Norton a 29-year employee serving as general counsel since 1999, and Oglesby, a 24-year employee recently named CFO in September 2016.

“We believe it is imperative to provide a strong transition team. We want to ensure our continued focus on providing the highest quality of care to our patients and to continue Baptist Health’s success,” says Baptist Health Board of Directors Chairman Allen Rudd.

A nationwide search for a successor has begun.

States Recognized by Society of Toxicology Metals Specialty Section

LOUISVILLE J. Christopher States, PhD, professor of toxicology and associate dean for research in the U of L School of Medicine, received the Career Achievement Award from the Society of Toxicology Metals Specialty Section. The award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement as a researcher, mentor, and leader in the field of toxicology.

States received the award at the 2017 Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Baltimore, March 12–16. The Career Achievement Award recognizes a senior investigator who has substantially advanced the understanding of metals toxicology through scientific contributions, training, and mentorship of young scientists, leadership and service to the metals toxicology field, and influence in regulatory and risk assessment decisions related to metals toxicology.

Bush Receives 2017 Dissertation Fellowship

LEXINGTON Matthew L. Bush, MD, associate professor in the Division of Otology, Neurotology, and Cranial Base Surgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, has been selected as a recipient of a 2017 Dissertation Fellowship from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all disciplines. Bush is one of only 10 recipients nationwide to receive the $10,000 fellowship.

Bush is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Behavioral Science at UK. His research investigates hearing healthcare disparities in underserved rural populations with a goal to develop and implement innovative interventions that improve the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss.

Bush has received extensive medical training at Marshall University and UK in hearing health care, ear surgery, and revolutionary technologies like cochlear implants. It was during a fellowship at OSU where he began to develop a line of research related to disparities of hearing healthcare for rural populations.

Lexington Clinic, Legends Partner for 17th Season

LEXINGTON Lexington Clinic and the Lexington Legends are proud to partner for the 17th season in 2017.

The Legends have called Central Kentucky home for 17 years now, and the Lexington Clinic Orthopedic – Sports Medicine team has been by their side every step of the way.

“The Legends have become a big part of our community here in Lexington, and we’re proud to help this wonderful team,” says Head Team Physician W Ben Kibler, MD, FACSM.

Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine has served as the official team doctors for the baseball team since the team was established in 2001, and provides day-to-day care for the players and staff including injury prevention and treatment. The team doctors also work as a part of the medical staff for the entire Kansas City Royals organization.