oseph Berea,” said John Smithhisler, market leader, Lexington and president of Saint Joseph Hospital. “We know his talent and expertise will be a valuable asset to Saint Joseph London and that community as well.”
Gerard replaces Virginia Dempsey who retired from Saint Joseph London in September of 2012.
The search for a new leader of Saint Joseph Berea will begin immediately. In the interim, Chris Schweighardt, chief nursing officer of the facility, will be responsible for day-to-day operations.
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, with nearly 15,000 employees across the state of Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is the largest health system in Kentucky and has more than 3,100 licensed beds.