Published on May 31, 2017

Childress Joins Panel At Kentucky Hospital Association Convention

An Owensboro Health administrator recently participated in a panel discussion at the Kentucky Hospital Association annual convention, sharing information that can help guide healthcare organizations and facilities throughout Kentucky.

Dr. B.C. Childress, Director of Value-Based Clinical Care, took part in a panel session titled, “Driving Accountability and Transformational Change: The Secret Weapon in a Value-based World.” The panel was part of the 88th annual convention of the KHA in Lexington on May 19. 

Owensboro Health’s accomplishments can help other facilities and organizations, Dr. Childress said.

“So often the large, academic health systems are used as benchmarks for quality and cost improvements, but the same principles apply to all healthcare providers,” Childress said. “I hope to shed light on some of the strategies that we are using to improve value at Owensboro Health and share those ideas to help other small hospitals around the state start their journey to improving value.”

Originally from Greenville in Muhlenberg County, Dr. Childress has a background in pharmacy and previously worked as clinical pharmacy manager at Owensboro Health. He holds a doctor of pharmacy degree, as well as an MBA and a master’s in organizational leadership.

“I have a clinical background, so I understand the processes of patient care. I have a business management background, which has provided me invaluable understanding of charges, costs, reimbursements and budgets. I have an organizational leadership background, which has helped me to better work across disciplines, departments and the structure of the organization,” Dr. Childress said.

Prior to the event, Dr. Childress said he was looking forward to the opportunity to participate and contribute to other healthcare providers throughout Kentucky. 

“I continually draw upon my education and experience as I strive to enhance value at Owensboro Health, and I plan to share those experiences on the panel,” Dr. Childress said. “I think we are making great strides in the journey to value-based care, and I am excited to share that information with our colleagues throughout the Commonwealth.”

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 owensborohealth.org.

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