Valinda Rutledge named KentuckyOne health market leader Louisville and president of Jewish Hospital

KentuckyOne Health has named Valinda Rutledge as Market Leader Louisville and President of Jewish Hospital effective July 23, 2012. She will have responsibility for the oversight of the Jewish Hospital downtown medical campus, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, Our Lady of Peace and Frazier Rehab Institute, all in Louisville, in addition to Flaget Memorial Hospital in Bardstown and Jewish Hospital Shelbyville in Shelbyville.

Rutledge comes to KentuckyOne from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) where she served in a senior leadership role in the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation as director of the Patient Care Models Group since June 2011. There she led the development and implementation of the National Bundled Payment Initiative. “I’m delighted that Valinda will be joining KentuckyOne to lead our Louisville market” said Ruth Brinkley, President/CEO, KentuckyOne Health.

“Valinda will bring the experience we need to make the necessary changes in our organization as we move toward population health management,” said Bev Weber, Chief Operating Officer, KentuckyOne Health. “This will enable us to improve the overall health of all Kentucky residents.”

Before joining the CMS, Rutledge served as the Chief Executive Officer of CaroMont Health in Gastonia, North Carolina, where she led the development of the bundled knee payment arrangement between CaroMont Health and North Carolina’s largest health insurer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. This initiative was designed to provide value based care leading to enhanced care coordination.

Prior to CaroMont Health, Rutledge was Chief Executive Officer of Bon Secours Saint Francis Health System in Greenville, South Carolina. She was also a Senior Vice President for Bon Secours Health System with responsibility for system-wide physician alignment strategies, as well as market leader for Kentucky and South Carolina.

In both 2010 and 2011 of Becker’s Hospital Review, Business & Legal Issues for Health System Leadership, Rutledge was listed as one of 56 top Women Hospital & Healthcare Leaders.

Rutledge is passionate about expanding the delivery of health care across the continuum, and collaborates with other industry leaders, always looking at new ways to deliver health care.


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