Baptist Health duo nab early career senior-level healthcare awards from ACHE
A pair of Baptist Health executives were honored by the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with the Early Career and Senior-Level awards, given May 12 at the annual Kentucky Hospital Association meeting.
LEXINGTON, KY (May 18, 2016) – A pair of Baptist Health executives were honored by the Kentucky Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) with the Early Career and Senior-Level awards, given May 12 at the annual Kentucky Hospital Association meeting.
Eric Warren, senior business system analyst for Population Health, received the Early Career Healthcare Executive Award, given to an exemplary individual in the early stages of his/her career. Chris Roty, president of Baptist Health La Grange, was recognized with the Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Award. The awards were presented by Carl Whittenburg, ACHE regent for Kentucky. Whittenburg is assistant vice president, Primary Care, at St. Elizabeth Physicians.
Warren is helping develop Baptist Health’s Accountable Care Organization and establish a population health department. The five-year employee came to Baptist Health after several leadership roles in the Veterans Administration health system in Jackson, Miss. and Louisville.
The ACHE board member has been active in the chapter’s sponsorship program and mentoring efforts. The University of Louisville graduate received his master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky.
Roty, who just completed a three-year term as ACHE’s state regent, has also served as president of the group’s board. He came to Baptist Health in 1994 as an assistant vice president at Baptist Hospital East (now known as Baptist Health Louisville) and was named a vice president just two years later.
In 2011, Roty was named president of Baptist Health La Grange. Under his leadership, the hospital has been named a certified primary stroke center by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, meeting national standards in stroke care. The hospital has also earned a five-star rating from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, twice named one of the state’s Best Places to Work, and was ranked by a major consumer publication as first in Kentucky for preventing re-admissions and second for safety.
Last fall, Baptist Health La Grange became only the second hospital in Kentucky to achieve Pathway to Excellence designation, which confirms that nurses know their efforts are supported.
Active in the community, Roty is board chairman of the Oldham Chamber & Economic Development.
Each year, the ACHE Regent for Kentucky presents the two awards to outstanding healthcare executives in the state. The recipients must be active college affiliates who have contributed to healthcare management, demonstrated leadership ability and innovative management in developing his or her organization and promoting its growth. In addition, the recipient must have participated in local, state and hospital association activities; civic and community projects; and ACHE activities in assisting the college in achieving its objectives.