Board chair Deborah Nunley recognized something special about Philip Patterson when he interviewed for the CEO position at Owensboro Health. “His energy and enthusiasm were contagious,” Nunley says. “We saw a dynamic leader who understands health care and knows how to relate to people.”
Now, Patterson will bring his expertise and leadership skills to Owensboro as the health system’s new president and CEO, replacing Dr. Jeff Barber, who announced his retirement earlier this year. The board of directors selected Patterson at its monthly meeting, and he is set to begin his new duties around the first of November.