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Insights from industry associations

Insights from industry associations

Each year, Medical News talks with healthcare leaders from across the Commonwealth to get their perspective on the changing landscape of healthcare.  This year, we focused on the organizations that help bring together many different aspects of the healthcare community. Specifically, we interviewed the healthcare professionals who lead industry groups and trade associations.  Their insights,

Terry Skaggs

Terry Skaggs Chief Financial Officer, Wells Health Systems Chair, Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities   FAST FACTS Leadership style: Assemble a team that brings all perspectives to the table.  I have used this quote before, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world.” Mentors: When I entered this profession,

Ruth Carrico, PhD

Ruth Carrico, PHD, DNP, APRN, CIC Associate Professor, University of Louisville President, Kentucky Nurses Association   FAST FACTS Leadership style:  Engaged and collaborative but with an expectation of accountability. Mentors: Early in my practice, Juanita Clay was my mentor for development of my nursing skills and management.  Dr. Julio Ramirez has been my mentor in

Molly Rutherford, MD

Molly Rutherford, MD, MPH Owner, Bluegrass Family Wellness President, Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians   FAST FACTS Mentors: For direct primary care, it is Dr. Josh Umbehr of Atlas MD. For addiction treatment I have many mentors, and at Kentucky Academy of Family Physicians (KAFP), Dr. Lisa Corum has been very helpful in guiding me

Liz Fowler

Liz Fowler President and CEO, Bluegrass Care Navigators President, Kentucky Association of Hospice and Palliative Care   FAST FACTS Leadership style: Recruit great people, invest in their professional development, and create a culture where they can do their best work. Mentors: I have a small group of CEO peers in the industry.  They are trusted

Dean Windsor

Dean Windsor Executive Director, The Grand Senior Living Community at Norton’s Commons Chairman, Kentucky Senior Living Association   FAST FACTS Leadership style: I am a passionate servant leader with a focus on trust and communication. Mentor: My wife, Amber, has helped me grow the most as a leader. She can help me look at situation