Dr. Barber to Retire in July
Owensboro Health president and CEO, Dr. Jeff Barber, has announced plans to retire in July. He notified the Owensboro Health Board of Directors at the January board meeting. Dr. Barber's decision to stay until July ensures ample time to search for a replacement and allows him to help guide the transition to the new hospital (which opens in June).
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Dr. Barber's Impact on Owensboro Health
When employees think of Owensboro Health President and CEO, Dr. Jeff Barber, many have fond memories and the utmost respect for the man who has led the health system since 2004.
“Dr. Barber has been an outstanding leader for our organization,” said Deborah Nunley, Owensboro Health's board chair. “He truly cares about our employees and the community.”
Owensboro Health has already initiated the search process, and a committee made up of current and past board members has been formed. Nunley will head that group as the current board chair.
“We’re in a strong position,” Nunley said. “Building on our reputation for quality, our exceptional staff and physicians, and the opening of a new facility, we are excited about what the future holds.”
Barber has enjoyed a long and successful career in healthcare, spanning approximately 40 years. During his tenure at Owensboro Health the hospital has been named a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence for five consecutive years (2009-2013) and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as a 100 Top Hospital (2012).
“I have loved working at Owensboro Health,” Barber said. “This organization and community welcomed me and my family with open arms almost nine years ago. Owensboro will always hold a special place close to my heart and I’ll look back on my time at Owensboro Health with a smile.”
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