Owensboro Medical Health System http://wkyufm.org en OMHS President and CEO Resigns http://wkyufm.org/post/omhs-president-and-ceo-resigns <p>The president and chief executive officer for Owensboro Medical Health System announced his resignation Tuesday.</p><p>Jeff Barber made the announcement during meetings with the the OMHS management team and medical staff leadership. His retirement will begin July 26, following a nearly 40 year career in health care.</p><p>Barber joined OMHS in 2004.</p><p>A news release from OMHS says a search committee consisting of current and past board members will lead the search process for Barber's replacement. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 22:33:55 +0000 Kevin Willis 25597 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Hospital in Need of More Doctors http://wkyufm.org/post/owensboro-hospital-need-more-doctors <p>Based on a study, the Owensboro region needs additional primary care physicians. Owensboro Medical Health System is recruiting&nbsp; two dozen doctors this year to meet the needs of the hospital's service area in western Kentucky and southern Indiana.</p><p>The local economy stands to benefit.&nbsp;</p><p>OMHS spokesman Gordon Wilkerson says physician recruitment is much like starting a small business.&nbsp;</p><p>"A physician is going to, just by effect, bring patients and that creates jobs in other areas like nurses, x-ray technicians, pharmacists, and so forth," said Wilkerson. Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:03:03 +0000 Lisa Autry 24572 at http://wkyufm.org Owensboro Hospital in Need of More Doctors