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KentuckyOne Health names CEO for future organization

Bruce Tassin
Bruce Tassin

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2017) – KentuckyOne Health announced new leadership to guide the organization for the future. Bruce Tassin will serve as chief executive officer for KentuckyOne Health and continue his role as president of Saint Joseph Hospital, which he has held since 2015. Tassin will lead Kentucky-based operations of the recently expanded Southeast Operating Division for Catholic Health Initiatives.

“Under Bruce’s leadership, KentuckyOne Health delivered on its promise to provide safe, high quality and innovative care to the people of Kentucky,” said Larry Schumacher, senior vice president of operations for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), Southeast Operating Group. “As we transition to place a greater emphasis on the central and eastern parts of Kentucky, I look forward to Bruce extending his passion for patient-centered care and service to the community.”

With more than 27 years as a hospital and health system administrator, Tassin has experience developing and implementing successful strategic plans, achieving improved quality measures and guiding increased financial growth. Above all, Tassin is committed to the communities he serves; the patients, caregivers, employees and physicians. Tassin has spent much of his career in faith-based health systems, previously with CHRISTUS Health System before he and his family moved to Lexington. Tassin earned both a B.S. and M.B.A. from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La.

“KentuckyOne Health is committed to compassionate and innovative care for the patients we serve. Bruce’s proven track record at Saint Joseph Hospital and his connection to this community demonstrates that we have a leader who will deliver on these promises,” said Jane Chiles, chair of the KentuckyOne Health Board of Directors. “I look forward to working with Bruce and his leadership team to serve our patients, community partners, employees and physicians.”

As CEO of KentuckyOne Health, Tassin’s responsibilities will grow beyond Lexington to include:

· Flaget Memorial Hospital (Bardstown)
· Saint Joseph Berea
· Saint Joseph East (Lexington)
· Saint Joseph Hospital (Lexington)
· Saint Joseph Jessamine (Nicholasville)
· Saint Joseph London
· Saint Joseph Mount Sterling
· Our Lady of Peace (Louisville)
· KentuckyOne Health Partners Clinically Integrated Network
· KentuckyOne Health Medical Group provider practices in central/eastern Kentucky and Bardstown

“I am honored and humbled to take on this expanded role within KentuckyOne Health to lead a long-term strategy of excellence in health care,” Bruce Tassin said. “There is a proud legacy across the organization, along with a passion at all levels to improve care in the community. We are fueled by the same faith of our foundresses, the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, to open Lexington’s first hospital 140 years ago. Today we are still leading the way, developing new treatments and turning our faith into results for our patients and our communities.”

While Tassin focuses on the future organization, Chuck Neumann will continue his role as interim president and chief executive officer for KentuckyOne Health, leading the divesting operations, primarily in the Louisville region including:

· Jewish Hospital
· Frazier Rehab Institute
· Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital
· Medical Centers Jewish East, South, Southwest and Northeast
· Jewish Hospital Shelbyville
· Saint Joseph Martin
· KentuckyOne Health Medical Group provider practices in Louisville and Martin

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the commonwealth, includes hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.