Owensboro Health has hired a new president and CEO.
Philip A. Patterson will take over the positions November 1 after accepting an offer made this week by the Owensboro Health board of directors.
He inherits the posts from Jeff Barber, who resigned in January, but who has stayed on at Owensboro Health until a full-time replacement takes over.
Since 2009, Patterson has been CEO of the New York-based Bon Secours Charity Health System, a three-hospital system with net patient revenue of nearly $500 millions.
Owensboro Health Board of Directors Chairwoman Deborah Nunley told WKU Public Radio one of the challenges facing Patterson is finding ways to expand the system's geographic footprint.