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KentuckyOne Health names chief operating officer

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 6, 2014) — KentuckyOne Health has named Lisa A. Shannon as chief operating officer. Shannon will begin her new role July 21.

Shannon has more than 25 years of health care administration experience. She will lead an executive team and be responsible for strategic and operational plans for KentuckyOne Health’s acute care and ambulatory services.

KentuckyOne Health logo*280Shannon most recently worked as COO of Spectrum Health Hospitals in Grand Rapids, Mich., a $2.5 billion health system, where she led a margin improvement and operational excellence effort to reduce cost by $170 million over two years.

She began her career as a registered dietitian following her graduation with a bachelor of science in dietetics and nutrition degree from Bowling Green State University. She earned a master’s degree in business administration from Franklin University in Columbus.

Long active in community organizations, Shannon is a member of the boards of Heart of West Michigan United Way and Grand Rapids Community College Foundation. She and her husband have four children. The family plans to relocate to Louisville this summer.

KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The system has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.