June 2002

Meet the Leader of Marymount Medical Center, London, Kentucky


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Linda Culp
President and Chief Executive Officer


Recently, Marymount Medical Center in London, Ky., performed its 11,000th cardiac catheterization. "We had both the first and the 11,000th patient served by the cardiac catheterization lab at our facility to help us mark this occasion," said Linda Culp, president and chief executive officer. "It is wonderful to see the impact we can have on this community daily. I am thrilled with the opportunity to work with the staff at Marymount, the patients and business leaders to develop a strong, financially stable facility that will respond to the health care needs of this community."

Marymount is a 89-bed hospital located approximately 75 miles from Lexington. It is the sole provider of care to the community, which is in one of the most rapidly growing areas of Kentucky.

Because it is part of a larger system, Marymount can continue to provide value-based care to the rural community it serves. "Catholic Health Initiatives gives us access to more resources, whether it is a contract guaranteeing
a lower purchase price for equipment or help with new regulations such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)," said Culp. Catholic Health Initiatives also helps Marymount remain current with technology and respond strategically to the changing health care environment.

Before joining Marymount, Culp worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Parkersburg, W. Va., for 31 years. She began her career at St. Joseph as director of medical and health record services, then became director of medical staff services. She served as the operating vice president for 11 years before becoming chief operating officer.

Culp graduated from West Virginia College of Graduate Studies in Charleston, W. Va., with a master’s degree in business administration.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Ga. She and her husband, Gary, enjoy bicycling and snow skiing.