LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 29, 2012) — David A. Worthy, MD, has been named Chief Medical Office at Baptist Regional Medical Center in Corbin, Ky., effective Aug. 1.
The announcement was made today by Larry W. Gray, president and CEO of Baptist Healthcare Systems.
Worthy, a board-certified family practice physician, came to the community in 1994, when he joined the Barbourville Family Health Center. From 2000 to 2001, he served as a family practice physician in the Kijabe Medical Center, a mission hospital in Kenya. Since that time, he has extensive work as an emergency medicine physician and family practitioner.
Since 2008, Worthy has served as the CEO of Grace Community Health Center, Inc., a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), with clinics in Gray and Manchester. Under his leadership, the center implemented the use of electronic medical records, and was the first FQHC in the nation to receive “meaningful use” money from the federal government.
Worthy is married to Pamela and they have four children, two daughters and two sons. Pamela teaches part-time at the EKU Corbin campus.
“Dr. Worthy has experience in community building, grant development and networking. He is committed to quality and evidence-based practice,” Gray said. “He is mission-minded and understands values-based patient-centered care. He knows our community well. He will be an important addition to the leadership team at Baptist Regional Medical Center as we shape our future of service to our community.”