Published on April 13, 2016

Greg Strahan Named Interim President & CEO Of Owensboro Health

Greg Strahan,
Interim President & CEO

Greg Strahan has been named interim president & CEO of Owensboro Health. The decision was made during a special-called meeting of the Owensboro Health board of directors on Tuesday evening.

Strahan will assume interim responsibilities immediately.

“We are very pleased he has agreed to take on this role. This is the right decision to guide our health system,” said Deborah Nunley, chair of the Owensboro Health board of directors. The board’s decision to name Strahan as interim was based on careful consideration, dialogue and exchange. “Greg knows the organization and the market very well, so he can hit the ground running.“

Nunley added, “This board volunteers their time to ensure the system meets our goals of delivering high-quality healthcare and serving the community. We have a very strong senior administrative and management team, excellent medical staff, and employees - in which our board has the utmost confidence. We are excited about the future.”

Strahan has recently been working in a consultative role overseeing construction of its outpatient facilities in Daviess, Henderson, Hopkins and Muhlenberg counties, scheduled for groundbreaking this spring. “I am grateful to the Board of Directors for this exciting opportunity to continue to serve this community and the region,” said Strahan. I love the hospital, this health system, its employees, physicians and the communities we serve. Together, we’ll continue to place our focus on quality, patient safety and delivering the highest standards of care in the nation. We have an excellent administrative team and leadership group, and I look forward to working with them to achieve the goals the Board has set out for us.”

Strahan has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2007. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of Business Development and Community Health Services from 2005 to 2007. Prior to joining Owensboro Health, Mr. Strahan was Vice President of Business Development and Clinics of North Mississippi Health Services from 1995 to 2005; Chief Operating Officer, Wesley Health System Inc., Mississippi, from 1989 to 1995; Operations Manager, Caremed Inc., Mississippi, from 1988 to 1989; Controller, McGregor Enterprises Inc., Mississippi, from 1983 to 1988; and from 1978 to 1983 practiced public accounting.

He holds a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Southern Mississippi.

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

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; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 200 providers at more than 20 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.

On average each year, we have 16,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 24,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 200 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 70,000 Emergency Department visits, more than a million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.