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Ryan Parker Named Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion
Louisville, Ky. – (January 12, 2016) – Ryan Parker has been named vice president of diversity and inclusion for KentuckyOne Health.
Parker has seven years of experience working with health systems on diversity and inclusion initiatives. He joined KentuckyOne Health on Jan. 4, 2016, from Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., where he served as chief diversity and inclusion officer and assistant vice president of diversity and inclusion.
Prior to joining RWJ, he served in similar roles at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Pittsburgh and the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, D.C.
At KentuckyOne Health, Parker will work to promote the Purpose and Core Values of the organization by providing strategic and tactical leadership for all diversity and inclusion-related matters. He will be responsible for developing, implementing and measuring diversity and inclusion initiatives, and will lead the Diversity Leadership Council.
Parker holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Jacksonville State University and is currently completing a master’s degree in health administration at Saint Joseph’s University. He serves as vice chair of the board of directors for the American Conference on Diversity.
In recent years Parker has received multiple emerging leader honors, including:
• Top 100 Under 50, Diversity MBA Magazine, 2015
• Healthcare Leaders Under 40, Becker’s Hospital Review, 2014
• 40 Under Forty, The Network Journal Magazine, 2014
• Fab 40 Under 40, The New Pittsburgh Courier, 2010
• 40 Under 40, Pittsburgh Magazine/Pittsburgh Urban Magnet Project, 2010
About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved. The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.