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Stephen Toadvine named chief medical officer at Baptist Health Lexington

Will take over on Nov. 5

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 28, 2014) — Stephen K. Toadvine, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer for Baptist Health Lexington, effective November 5, 2014. Dr. Toadvine currently serves as Chief Medical Officer, Vice President, for Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown, a position he has held since April 2012. He previously served as Chief Medical Office at Baptist Health Corbin.

Dr. Stephen Toadvine
Dr. Stephen Toadvine

In his new role at Baptist Health Lexington, Dr. Toadvine will supervise medical staff services and physician relations for the hospital and its offsite facilities.

“We’re very pleased to have a physician with such a diverse background and outstanding capabilities join our team here in Lexington,” said William G. Sisson, president of Baptist Health Lexington. “His previous service with the Baptist Health system will only add to the efficiencies we now enjoy.”

During his leadership at Hardin Memorial Hospital, a Baptist Health-managed hospital, Dr. Toadvine had a measureable impact on that facility’s operations.  Major initiatives included significant expansion of the Hardin Memorial Health physician network, and establishment of a hospitalist program. As an integral member of the senior leadership team, Dr. Toadvine has contributed to Hardin Memorial’s achievements in patient satisfaction, quality, patient safety and revenue growth.

A native of Florence, Dr. Toadvine received a bachelor’s degree in history from Asbury College and a doctorate in medicine from Northwestern University. He also holds a master’s degree in public health from the University of Pittsburgh and a master’s of medical management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. Dr. Toadvine completed his residency in family medicine at St. Elizabeth’s Healthcare System in Northern Kentucky, and a fellowship in academic family medicine at St. Margaret’s Memorial Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Before transitioning to administrative medicine, Dr. Toadvine spent 16 years of practice in the full range of family medicine including obstetrics, hospital medicine, nursing home care, emergency medicine, pediatrics, and student health, and taught in two family medicine residency programs. He also served as the Virginia Regional Chief Medical Officer for Mountain States Health Alliance.

Dr. Toadvine and his wife, Ann, have been married for 32 years and have six children.