Baptist Health Foundation Paducah names new board members

February 06, 2018

Dr. Barbara Veazey and Daniel Jones have been named members of the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah board of directors.

Dr. Barbara Veazey and Daniel Jones have been named members of the Baptist Health Foundation Paducah board of directors.

Dr. Veazey retired in 2016 as president of West Kentucky Community & Technical College.  She currently serves as a consultant on leadership and higher education.

A Marshall County native, Dr. Veazey gained a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Murray State University, a master’s degree in nursing from the University of Evansville and a doctorate in higher educational administration from Southern Illinois University.

"My first job, while in college, was as a nurse aide at Western Baptist,” Dr. Veazey said. “I have enjoyed a professional relationship between the college and Baptist Health and I have benefited from excellent care as a patient. Baptist Health and its Foundation have grown strong health care opportunities and services to our community, and I am honored to join and serve Baptist Health Foundation.”

Jones, PharmD, is co-owner of Strawberry Hills Pharmacy and Lakeview Pharmacy in Paducah, and Walter’s Pharmacy in Murray.

A Mayfield native, Jones is a graduate of Samford McWhorter School of Pharmacy. He serves as an adjunctive professor for the University of Kentucky, Sullivan University, St. Louis College of Pharmacy and Samford.

I have partnered with Baptist Health Foundation Paducah in many ways through the years and have been pleased with the ways their efforts have been able to impact our community,” Jones said. “To now serve on their Board is a great opportunity to expand our partnership to work together for the benefit of this community.”

Board members serve as public advocates for the foundation and its mission by providing strategic leadership for fund development to expand and enhance healthcare services at Baptist Health Paducah.



After five years of door-to-door campaigns, bake sales and car washes to bring a dream to fruition, Baptist Health Paducah opened in 1953 and has been rooted in philanthropy ever since. Baptist Health Foundation Paducah extends its Christian heritage by affording businesses, families and individuals the opportunity to make financial contributions to the hospital to meet the healthcare needs of the area. The foundation holds annual events, such as a fashion show and golf tournament, and features giving societies, such as the President’s Circle. All funds raised by the foundation stay in Paducah to enhance local patient care with new technology, expanded services and facilities. For more information, phone 270.575.2871 or visit