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Owensboro Health adds new members to executive leadership team

OWENSBORO, Ky., March 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Owensboro Health has named two new members to its executive leadership team, with Debbie Bostic joining as chief nursing officer and chief operations officer for Owensboro Health Regional Hospital and Don Martin joining as senior vice president of the One Health medical group.

"Owensboro Health is proud to welcome Debbie Bostic and Don Martin. They are remarkable individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience," said Owensboro Health President and CEO Philip Patterson. "Their work will help set the stage for continued enhancement of the health system's patient care, which is already outstanding and recognized nationally for quality and excellence."

Bostic is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and holds a bachelor's and a master's degree, both in nursing. She has more than 20 years of executive and chief nursing officer experience. She is coming to Owensboro Health from Columbus, Georgia, where she serves as senior vice president over hospital operations and chief nursing officer for St. Francis Health System.

Prior to her work in Georgia, Bostic served in a leadership role at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, as chief nursing officer of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area, and as president of Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola.

In her new role, Bostic will oversee overall operations of Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. She will also be responsible for management, planning and development responsibilities for Owensboro Health's patient care services division, and will have oversight over nursing practice standards of care throughout the health system.

Martin received a master's degree in health care administration/management from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He brings over 20 years' experience in physician practice operations to his new role with Owensboro Health. He is a seasoned executive and has experience in leading employed physician practices for medium and large health systems in both not-for-profit and for-profit sectors including Mission Medical Associates and CaroMont Health System in North Carolina and Mary Black Health System and Trident in South Carolina.

He most recently served as CEO of the Physician Enterprise Division for St. Peters Health Partners in Albany, New York.

Martin's successes include the creation of a Physician Enterprise Division integrating 150 existing hospital-based providers into a 450 plus provider organization with 80 locations, a strong Physician Governing Board and an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Development.

Martin began on February 8th and Bostic is set to start March 21st.

Contact: Rachael Frey, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7194, (C) 270-993-0743, Rachael.Frey@owensborohealth.org.

Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering and the only hospital in the world to be designated a Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International, Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital, the One Health medical group comprising over 180 providers in 25 locations, a certified medical fitness facility, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center. Owensboro Health has been recognized for outstanding care, safety and clinical excellence by The Joint Commission, Healthgrades, U.S. News & World Report and Becker's Hospital Review. As the largest employer west of Louisville, Owensboro Health has 4,088 employees, and in FY 2015 saw 18,380 inpatient admissions and 823,072 outpatient encounters. A committed community partner, Owensboro Health provided grants of $702,924 in the last year to health, social service, education and arts agencies across the region. For more information, visit owensborohealth.org.

CONTACT: Rachael Frey, Owensboro Health Marketing & Public Relations, (O) 270-685-7194, (C) 270-993-0743, rachael.frey@owensborohealth.org.

Source:Owensboro Health