KentuckyOne Health names new board chair and vice chair

KentuckyOne Health has named Richard A. Schultz chair of its board of directors and Jane J. Chiles as vice chair.

Schultz succeeds Bob Hewett, who served as chair since KentuckyOne’s inception in 2012. Schultz will remain on the board, according to a news release.

“Richard and Jane have been with us from the beginning as we have successfully integrated KentuckyOne Health into a dynamic health system, improved our financial performance, and developed signature programs to improve the health status of citizens across the Commonwealth,” Ruth W. Brinkley, president/CEO, said in the release. “They will provide leadership to our board members as we continue to move forward with the ever-changing health care landscape.”

Schultz and Chiles have served on KentuckyOne Health’s board since 2012.

Schultz, a University of Kentucky graduate, has served on many different boards, including one of KentuckyOne’s predecessor organizations, Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare. He was the president of Paul Schultz Advertising until 2007, according to the release.

Chiles, a graduate of Loyola University in Chicago, co-founded the Friedell Committee for Health System Transformation, which has a mission to improve the health of Kentuckians, and continues to serve on its board. From 1990 to 2002, Chiles was employed by the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, lobbying on the state level and to some degree on the federal level on a wide range of social issues, according to the release.

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