18 named to board for combined hospital system

17 Ky. trustees include 3 from lexington, 10 from Louisville

August 5, 2011 

LOUISVILLE — The board of trustees has been named for a health care system being formed from a merger of St. Joseph Health System of Lexington and University Hospital and Jewish Hospital and St. Mary's HealthCare, both of Louisville.

The 18 appointees were announced Wednesday for the still-unnamed organization, reported The Courier-Journal.

Three are from Lexington and 10 are from Louisville. Four other Kentucky cities — Erlanger, London, Murray and Mount Sterling — have one appointee each. Another board member is from Colorado, which is where Catholic Health Initiatives, which owns St. Joseph, is based. Catholic Health Initiatives will own 70 percent of the new system.

The board's chairman, who was named in June when the merger was announced, is Bob Hewett, a retired utility and banking executive in Lexington and a longtime board member at St. Joseph.

Other board members are:

■ Michael Ades, retired lawyer, Lexington.

■ Jane J. Chiles, Meridian-Chiles, Lexington.

■ Miller Hoffman, Hoffman-Robertson Inc., Mount Sterling.

■ Dr. Thomas Mechas, London Women's Care, London.

■ LouAnn Atlas, Fifth Third Bank, Louisville.

■ Jane Burks, Volunteers of America, Louisville.

■ Dr. David Dunn, University of Louisville.

■ Charlie Johnson, Immanuel Realty, Louisville.

■ Robert W. Rounsavall III, Dixie Properties, Louisville.

■ Michael Rowan, Catholic Health Initiatives, Englewood, Colo.

■ Adolfo "Ben" Ruiz Sr., Adhawks Advertising and Public Relations, Louisville.

■ Richard Schultz, retired advertising executive, Louisville.

■ Dr. Gerald Temes, retired thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, Louisville.

■ Sister Elizabeth Wendeln, consultant, Louisville.

■ Dr. Russell Williams, Associates in General Surgery, Louisville.

■ Paul Edgett, Catholic Health Initiatives, Erlanger.

■ Dr. Robert C. Hughes, Primary Care Medical Center, Murray.

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