Ruth Brinkley has led KentuckyOne since 2012
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 30, 2014) — Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, was honored as one of the Top 25 Minorities in Healthcare at the 2014 Modern Healthcare gala on July 16 in Chicago.
Modern Healthcare, a leading source of healthcare news, honors minority executives on a biennial basis who are influencing policy and care models. Nearly 170 nominations were reviewed for the Top Minority Executive listing this year. Honorees are awarded based on outstanding leadership, dedication and the ability to influence positive change.
Nominations were judged on whether the candidate successfully served as a leader or managed an organization or company; showed the ability or power to effect change in the health care industry; demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field; served as a role model or mentor to other minority health care executives; and assumed a leadership position in the industry outside of the candidate’s own organization or company.
Brinkley, who has led KentuckyOne since January 2012, was last included on this list in 2010. She also serves as the senior vice president of operations at Catholic Health Initiatives.
She was also recently recognized among 130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know and the 500+ People to Know in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.