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KentuckyOne Health Names Director of Service Line Operations - Archived

KentuckyOne Health Names Director of Service 


Louisville, Ky. (May 29, 2014)—KentuckyOne Health, the largest health system in the Commonwealth, has named Tamela M. Smith as director of service line operations.


In her new position, Smith will be responsible for collaborating with national teams to support KentuckyOne Health service line leadership’s efforts to achieve local and national goals. She will manage operational improvements to increase consistency, initiate process improvements, manage resources across the organization to achieve service line objectives and maintain a strong and collaborative relationship with the employees and physicians of


various service lines.  Additionally, she will lead multi-disciplinary teams within each service line to achieve objectives set forth by leadership.


Smith has a wealth of experience in operations and supply chain management, including 22 years with the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary HealthCare, now KentuckyOne Health. Her expertise includes extensive experience in project management, performance improvement, benchmarking, and data and cost analysis.


During her tenure with the organization she has worked as manager, systems and operations/application administrator-supply chain, operations analyst and management engineer.


Smith, a resident of Buckner, Kentucky, holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Louisville and master’s degree in business administration from Bellarmine University.


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: 

Thursday, May 29, 2014