OWENSBORO, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2013) – Philip A. Patterson has begun his tenure as president and chief executive officer of Owensboro Health, succeeding retiring President and CEO Jeff Barber.
“The entire board is excited about this next chapter in our history,” said Deborah Nunley, chair of the Owensboro Health board of directors. “Philip is full of energy. He is a visionary with proven experience in strategic development of an integrated health system.”
Since 2009, Patterson has been CEO of Bon Secours Charity Health System, a three-hospital system in the New York / New Jersey area with net patient revenue of nearly $500 million. The system is part of Bon Secours Health System, a 14-hospital Catholic system. He has held CEO or senior management positions in healthcare in New York, Minnesota, Alabama, Texas and Louisiana since 1994.
A native of Mobile, Ala., Patterson is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and earned his master of health administration from Georgia State University; a master of business administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham; and a bachelor of science in business administration from Auburn University.
Owensboro Health is a non-profit health care system that includes an acute-care hospital, a medical group, numerous clinics and diagnostic centers, wound healing centers, a cancer center, home care services and the Healthpark, a medical-based fitness center. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is licensed to operate 477 beds and has an average of 1,800 births; 64,000 emergency room visits; 18,000 admissions; and 500,000 outpatient visits each year. Systemwide, the organization has more than 3,400 employees, 250 volunteers and 219 medical staff.