- KentuckyOne Health CEO Honored Among Top 25 Minorities in Healthcare
Louisville, Ky. (July 30, 2014) – Ruth Brinkley, president and CEO of KentuckyOne Health, was honored as one of the “Top 25 Minorities in Healthcare” at the 2014 Modern Healthcare gala on July 16 in Chicago, Illinois.
Modern Healthcare, a leading source of healthcare news, honors minority executives on a biennial basis who are influencing policy and care models. Nearly 170 nominations were reviewed for the “Top Minority Executive” listing this year. Honorees are awarded based on outstanding leadership, dedication and the ability to influence positive change.
Nominations were judged on the following criteria: Whether the candidate: successfully served as a leader or managed an organization or company; showed the ability or power to effect change in the health care industry; demonstrated a willingness to share expertise with others in the field; served as a role model or mentor to other minority health care executives; assumed a leadership position in the industry outside of the candidate's own organization or company.
Brinkley, who has led KentuckyOne since January 2012, was last included on this list in 2010. She also serves as the senior vice president of operations at Catholic Health Initiatives.
She was also recently recognized among "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" and the “500+ People to Know in Healthcare by Becker’s Hospital Review.
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health was formed when two major Kentucky health care organizations came together in early 2012. KentuckyOne Health combines the Jewish and Catholic heritages of the two former systems – Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital | James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The nonprofit system is committed to improving the health of Kentuckians by integrating medical research, education, technology and health care services wherever patients receive care. KentuckyOne Health has more than 200 locations including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana.