Published on August 23, 2016

Greg Strahan Named President & CEO OF Owensboro Health [VIDEO]

Greg Strahan has been named president & CEO of Owensboro Health, effective immediately. An offer was extended following Monday’s meeting of the Owensboro Health board of directors.

Strahan had been Owensboro Health’s interim CEO since April 13. Previously, he served as chief operating officer (2007-2016) and vice president of business development (2005-2007) at Owensboro Health.

Deborah Nunley

“The entire board is confident that Greg Strahan is the right person to lead Owensboro Health forward,” said Deborah Nunley, chair of the Owensboro Health board of directors. “He has been part of some of the biggest achievements in our history, and he has a deep understanding of our mission, culture and values.

As chief operating officer, Strahan helped steer construction of the 477-bed Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, which opened in 2013. He also led implementation of the Epic electronic medical record, a $57-million project, and helped guide the hospital to several national rankings in quality and patient safety. Under Strahan’s direction, Owensboro Health Medical Group grew from 19 providers to over 100.

Strahan holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and a master’s in healthcare administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His previous stops include North Mississippi Health Services and Wesley Health System, Inc.

He and his wife Susie have four children and four grandchildren.

“Greg’s familiarity with our system is a tremendous asset,” Nunley said. “He truly understands the needs of our region and will be able to hit the ground running.”

As the system’s top executive, Strahan says his priorities will continue to be quality, value and access to care.

“We have a tremendous team in place at Owensboro Health, and they are committed to providing high quality care,” Strahan said. “I believe we are writing a new chapter in the health of our region.”

About Owensboro Health

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, U.S. News & World Report and Becker’s Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit

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