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St. Elizabeth Physicians names president/CEO

Robert Prichard
Robert Prichard

Has been acting president since July 2015

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. (June 13, 2016) — Robert Prichard, M.D. has been named president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Physicians, effective immediately. Prichard has been serving in the interim role since July 2015. He will also serve as executive vice president and chief clinical integration officer.

In his dual capacity, Prichard will oversee the day-to-day strategic direction, operations, physician relations and alignment, and financial activities of St. Elizabeth Physicians, while also helping St. Elizabeth chief operating officer Gary Blank lead hospital clinical operations and activities.

As chief medical officer Prichard directed St. Elizabeth on the path of outstanding quality and safety resulting in St. Elizabeth being a top 50 and top 100 hospital, earning all A’s in the Leapfrog hospital safety scores, and receiving Top Performer recognition from the Joint Commission.

Prichard received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He came to St. Elizabeth to study family medicine and completed his residency training in 1988. He practiced in Northern Kentucky until 1999 when he joined the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati as senior executive officer and president of Alliance Primary Care.

He returned to St. Elizabeth in 2005 to serve as CEO and President of Summit Medical Group. He subsequently served in the roles of chief medical officer and chief clinical integration officer at St. Elizabeth.

He also served on several community boards including the Board of Education of Beechwood Independent Schools, the Northern Kentucky Education Council, Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky and the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Alumni Association.