New Hires & Promotions
Timothy Jahn, M.D., has been named Baptist Health chief clinical officer, effective Nov. 4. Jahn currently serves as system chief medical officer for Abrazo Health, a six-hospital system in Phoenix, Ariz., owned and operated by Vanguard Health Systems (based in Nashville, Tenn.).
Justin Moore has joined Neace Lukens as a senior account executive.
Lexington Clinic has announced the association of Chih C. Chang, M.D., with the Lexington Clinic Endocrinology Department. Chang received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and is board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Lexington Clinic also has announced the association of Gabriel H. Phillips, M.D., with the Lexington Clinic Neurosurgery Department. Phillips received his medical degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and is board-eligible in neurosurgery.
Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company has appointed Rickey Bailey to the position of major accounts manager.
Damian “Pat” Alagia III, M.D., has been named chief physician executive and chief medical officer for KentuckyOne Health. Previously, Alagia worked as an executive in two private equity-backed companies, first as the president of Safe Sedation and later as the chief medical officer of Novasys Medical. He is a board-certified OB/GYN.
Christopher Besten, CPA – director of operations, has been named partner at Enderle & Company, PLLC. Besten has worked for the firm since 2006.
Tiffany Wilson Cornett has been appointed as the new agency manager with Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) Insurance in Fayette County at the Tates Creek agency. Cornett has been an insurance agent with KFB for the past seven years.
Keeneland has announced that Matt May has joined its communications staff as media relations manager and Amy Owens has been named as communications associate. May previously served as senior staff writer and columnist for The Cats’ Pause magazine and as a sports talk radio host for Clear Channel Communications in the Lexington market. Owens most recently worked as a freelance writer and editor for publications, organizations and farms in the racing industry.
Midway College has announced that Scott Fitzpatrick has joined its staff as the new vice president of development. Most recently, he served as the chief advancement officer with the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.
Central Bank has promoted Lesley Keller to marketing officer – manager and Ashley Norvell to retail banking officer – Tates Creek Centre. Keller has been with Central Bank since 2003, working in the marketing department since 2007. Norvell has worked for Central Bank for ten years.
Delinda Powell has joined Wealth Management of Kentucky as a director.
Jeff Busick, former deputy general counsel and budget advisor to Kentucky’s Senate President Office and members of the Majority Caucus, has joined the Frankfort-based government relations firm McCarthy Strategic Solutions.
Matt Roan, currently the President’s Council Fellow and deputy director of athletics at Southern Utah University, has been named special assistant to the president at Eastern Kentucky University.
Donna Ghobadi has been named assistant vice president for managed care and revenue cycle for Baptist Health. She recently served as vice president, revenue cycle, with Baptist Health Lexington.
Kyle Milan and Evan Croley have joined Medtech College as admissions representatives.
Kali Andress, CMP, has joined the Asphalt Institute in Lexington as their new meeting planner and event manager.
Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has elected Bill Farmer Jr., partner of Farmer’s Jewelry, as JA’s new board chairman.
Helen Rades, president/owner of Comfort Keepers in Lexington and Frankfort, Ky., has been named as the 2013 Minority Business Award Winner by Commerce Lexington, Inc.
Scott L. Shinn, president and CEO of Sustainment Solutions Inc. (SSI) of Lancaster, Ky., was presented the 2013 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award (EIEA) in the Start-Up Business category. The EIEA program is sponsored by Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Business and Technology, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED), and The Center for Rural Development.
Baptist Health Lexington has received the Get With The Guidelines – Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The recognition signifies that Baptist Health Lexington has reached an aggressive goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
P.G. Peeples, Sr., president/CEO of the Urban League of Lexington – Fayette County, was honored as a winner of the Legacy CEO of the Year Award from the National Urban League. This award is in recognition of commitment to social and economic equality as shown by longevity in the Urban League movement.