Baptist Health Richmond VP named interim president
Baptist Health Richmond Vice President of Ambulatory Services Greg Gerard has been named interim president, effective Jan. 27.
RICHMOND, Ky. (JAN. 4, 2018) – Baptist Health Richmond Vice President of Ambulatory Services Greg Gerard has been named interim president, effective Jan. 27.
Gerard will serve in both roles until a successor to current hospital President Todd Jones is named. Jones has accepted a new position with BayCare Health System in Clearwater, Fla. His last day with Baptist Health will be Jan. 26.
“The Baptist Health Richmond Board of Directors has complete confidence in Greg Gerard’s ability to provide a seamless transition in leadership and continue Baptist Health Richmond’s success,” said Jeff Fultz, board chairman.
The board of directors will immediately begin the search for a permanent successor.
About Greg Gerard
Gerard has served in his current role since 2015. In that capacity, he’s responsible for ambulatory surgery, cardiac catheterization services, regulatory affairs, major construction projects, growth and strategic planning. He also works in collaboration with Baptist Health executives in the East region to continue the expansion of ambulatory services for the Richmond market.
Prior to joining Baptist Health, Gerard served as president of both Saint Joseph London and Saint Joseph Berea with KentuckyOne Health. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Powers Medical Center in Lamar, Colo., where he led a major facility expansion project and executed a growth strategy to support new services and additional physicians.
Early in his career, the Berea resident led the opening of Select Medical Corporation’s first long-term, acute care hospital in Alabama.
Gerard earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Auburn University and a master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Western Kentucky University. He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.