RICHMOND, Ky. (JULY 30, 2018) – Greg Gerard, MHA has been named president of Baptist Health Richmond. Gerard has served as interim president since January when Todd Jones accepted a new position with BayCare Health System in Clearwater, Fla.
Gerard joined Baptist Health in 2015 as vice president of Ambulatory Services. In that position, he successfully led the restart of the cardiac intervention program, helped launch a weight-loss surgery program in conjunction with Baptist Health Lexington, established and expanded behavioral health and substance abuse services in partnership with Baptist Health Corbin and oversaw a $20 million facility expansion and renovation project.
“Greg Gerard’s breadth of experience and strong connection with our Baptist Health Richmond staff and our community makes him an excellent fit for this position,” said Jeff Fultz, chairman of the hospital’s board of directors. “We are excited about the opportunities ahead for Baptist Health Richmond that his leadership will bring.”
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Gerard worked for KentuckyOne Health for seven years as president of Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph London. Over the course of his career, Gerard has produced some $10 million in operational turnarounds and recruited more than 50 primary care and specialty physicians to acute care, critical access and long-term acute care hospitals.
Gerard earned a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He also served as an officer in the United States Navy.