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Kentucky native named Baptist Health Paducah president

Kenny Boyd

PADUCAH, Ky. — Kenny Boyd has been named president of Baptist Health Paducah, effective Oct. 10. He succeeds Matt Bailey, who has served as interim president since November 2021 when former Baptist Health Paducah President Chris Roty was named to a leadership position at Baptist Health Lexington.

The Kentucky native has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare. Most recently, he was the chief operating officer at Maury Regional Health, a not-for-profit, a three-hospital system in Columbia, Tennessee with more than 300 beds, 70 employed providers and an active foundation.

At the Maury Regional Medical Center campus, Boyd was responsible for operations of all in- and outpatient rehabilitative services, plant operations, imaging services, lab services, Security, Environmental Services, Transport Services, business development and patient experience.

In that role, he was also instrumental in improving operations and increasing services. Boyd assisted in recruiting new physicians to increase access, developed new urgent care, and implemented an electronic patient interaction platform to create mobile access for patients, among other efforts.

Prior to that position, the 48-year-old served in a variety of roles, including president and CEO of McDonough District Hospital in Malcomb, Illinois; CEO of Girard Medical Center in Girard, Kansas; and CEO of Dickenson Community Hospital in Clintwood, Virginia, among others.

He earned a master of arts in health services management from Webster University in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and a bachelor of science in political science from the University of Louisville.

He and his wife, Nakina, have two adult children – Karissa and Gavin – and a granddaughter.

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