Baptist Health Paducah names Bonnie Schrock chief operating officer

Bonnie Schrock, FACHE, has been named chief operating officer of Baptist Health Paducah.

William A. Brown, FACHE, hospital president and West Region Executive, made the announcement. “With more than 20 years’ service here, Bonnie has demonstrated leadership, dedication and commitment to service. She embraces our mission and embodies our Baptist Health values,” he said. “Most importantly, she lives our commitment to treat all those we are privileged to serve as if they are a member of our family.”

Schrock has been at the hospital since 1992, first as marketing director and most recently as vice president and chief administrative officer. She is a former news anchor and health reporter for WPSD.

Schrock succeeds Scott Ware, who retired in January after 20 years’ service. She is responsible for day-to-day operations of the hospital, including physician services, ambulatory services, service line development and facilities.

“We are a mission driven, values centered, patient focused operation,” said Schrock. “My number one focus is to build on our cultural foundation where clinical quality and service are front and center.”

Schrock serves as the chair of the West Kentucky Regional Chamber Alliance Board of Directors and is a member of the board of directors for the Community Foundation of West Kentucky and the Paducah Symphony Orchestra.

She was a member of the 2013 Leadership Kentucky class and was one of three finalists in 2011 for the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award from Women Leading Kentucky.

Schrock is trained as a team leader with Living Waters for the World, a faith-based not-for-profit organization that helps underdeveloped countries with clean water initiatives.

Previous volunteer efforts include past fundraising chair for the Kentucky Cancer Consortium, past co-chair of the Western Region March of Dimes WalkAmerica, coach/mentor of the Kentucky affiliate of American College of Healthcare Executives and the Paducah-McCracken County United Way board.

A graduate of Murray State University, she has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.


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