August 2011

New Kentucky Partnership Announces Board of Trustees

CHI, Jewish Hospital HealthCare Services and the University of Louisville named the community board of trustees for their new, statewide health care system in Kentucky. Bob Hewett, chair of the new board, said, “I’m excited to be working with such an outstanding group of community leaders to increase access, expand service, and get Kentucky ready for the future of health care.” The new system will combine Saint Joseph Health Services, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, and the University of Louisville Hospital.

The 18-member board represents a wealth of knowledge, community leadership and dedication to Kentuckians. The board will serve in an advisory capacity until all regulatory and church approvals are complete. They will then transition into a fiduciary role and oversee the new organization, establishing committee structures such as strategic planning, quality and patient satisfaction, audit and compliance, and finance, among others.

The board includes Michael Rowan, executive vice president and chief operating officer of CHI; Paul Edgett, senior vice president of national business lines for CHI; and Elizabeth Wendeln, SCN, former chair of the CHI Board of Stewardship Trustees. For a complete list of board members, visit the partnership’s website,