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KentuckyOne Health CEO recognized among Becker’s Hospital Review’s “130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know” - Archived

Louisville, Ky. (November 13, 2013)—Ruth W. Brinkley, chief executive officer of KentuckyOne Health, was recognized among "130 Women Hospital and Health System Leaders to Know" by Becker’s Hospital Review. 

The annual list recognizes women who demonstrate outstanding leadership within the hospital and healthcare industry.  Honorees were chosen based on a wide range of management and leadership skills, including oversight of hospital or health system operations, financial turnarounds and quality improvement initiatives.


Brinkley has been CEO of KentuckyOne Health since January 2012 when it was formed from the merger of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare in Louisville and Saint


Joseph Health System in Lexington, Ky. In late 2012, the organization formed a partnership with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  


A native of Georgia, Brinkley has nearly 40 years of health care experience working in private and public healthcare organizations including academic and community-based hospital systems.  She also has a long history of community involvement.


Becker's Hospital Review is the leading source of up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems for healthcare industry leaders.


The complete list of honorees is available at


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.



Publish date: 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013