Owensboro Health has named its next President and CEO.
Greg Strahan has been promoted after serving in the roles on an interim basis since mid-April. He previously helped oversee construction of the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital as the system’s chief operating officer.
Strahan says increasing primary care opportunities in the region is one of his biggest challenges.
“In Owensboro, we’re always looking for more primary care access points, because there’s a shortage of primary care in the general region. I wouldn’t say just in Owensboro, but in our region.”
Owensboro Health has 4,445 employees, and is the largest employer west of Louisville.
He says Owensboro Health’s expanded footprint outside Daviess County has allowed for more healthcare access points in largely rural areas.
“Part of what we’ve done to eliminate some of their needs is that we’re putting these healthplexes in Henderson, Muhlenberg, and Madisonville. And we manage the hospital in Muhlenberg County.”
Strahan says another goal is to increase telemedicine opportunities at Owensboro Health’s hospitals and clinics across the region. Telemedicine allows physicians to diagnose and treat certain patients through the use of telecommunications technology.