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Saint Joseph Berea Names New President

Berea, Ky. (November 10, 2017) - KentuckyOne Health has named Terrence G. Deis as the new president of Saint Joseph Berea, effective immediately.

This is an expanded leadership role for Deis, who has served as president at Saint Joseph London since 2015. He will remain president in London, but also assume that role at both Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling.

“Terry is a proven leader with a commitment to Kentucky and the communities we serve,” said Bruce Tassin, market CEO for KentuckyOne Health. “Under Terry’s leadership, the quality of patient care and employee satisfaction has continued to improve at Saint Joseph London. By aligning London with Saint Joseph Berea and Saint Joseph Mount Sterling, Terry will be able to share best practices across the facilities and improve our ability to bring wellness, healing and hope to all.”

Deis has more than 22 years of diverse hospital management experience, including financial, operational, technical and strategic leadership. Before coming to KentuckyOne Health, he served as president and chief executive officer of UH Parma Medical Center, a 332-bed acute care facility with 2,000 employees located in Parma, Ohio.

Deis has led many quality and operational improvement initiatives. Since joining Saint Joseph London, the hospital has been recognized nationally for providing an outstanding patient experience, excellence in rural health care and named one of the best hospitals for heart failure procedures by U.S. News & World Report (2016).

Deis is a certified public accountant and a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bowling Green State University, and a master’s degree in business administration from Cleveland State University.

Outside of his professional life, Deis enjoys participating in and supporting local events in his community, including 5K runs and local projects.

Eric Gilliam, who had served as president for Saint Joseph Berea, will remain as president of Saint Joseph East and assume the chief operating officer role at Saint Joseph Hospital, both in Lexington.

About Saint Joseph Berea
Saint Joseph Berea, part of KentuckyOne Health, is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Berea, KY. It serves the residents of Madison, Estill, Garrard, Jackson and Rockcastle counties. Established in 1898, on the grounds of Berea College, Saint Joseph Berea recognizes the importance of family, friends and familiar surroundings in the healing process and provides a breadth of services so that getting first-rate care doesn’t have to mean being far from home.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth, includes 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.


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Friday, November 10, 2017