KHA Presents Awards and Installs New Board Chair at Annual Convention
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 8:53 AM
The Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) presented several awards during the Association’s Awards Luncheon on May 11 at the 89th Annual KHA Convention in Lexington.
The highlight of the luncheon was the installment of the 2018-2019 Chair of the KHA Board of Trustees Jane Wheatley, chief executive officer of Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville. Wheatley will begin her tenure as Chair on July 1.
KHA’s Award of Excellence was presented to Sally Davenport, president and chief executive offer of Ephraim McDowell Health in Danville. This is a prestigious KHA award bestowed upon individuals who have made significant contributions to health care in Kentucky.
Davenport has an extensive background in clinical nursing and served in nurse executive roles at Ephraim McDowell and other institutions before becoming the system’s leader. During her tenure as CEO, Ephraim McDowell Health has grown and added new services as well as a fourth hospital to serve the people of central Kentucky. Under her leadership, the system has also received numerous awards in recognition of the outstanding care they provide.
In addition to her own achievements, Davenport has been a strong advocate and mentor for others interested in professional growth in health care throughout her career.
KHA’s Health Care Governance Leadership Award was presented to two recipients this year – Kristi Farmer-Lykins, hospital board member of Baptist Health Lexington, and Trevor Ray, board chair of the Twin Lakes Regional Medical Center in Leitchfield. The Governance Leadership Award is presented to individuals who have had a positive and sustainable impact on the quality of care in their community.
Pictured above: Kentucky Hospital Association 2017-2018 Board Chair Jerry Penner (right) presents the KHA Board of Trustees Gavel to incoming Board Chair Jane Wheatley, chief executive officer of Taylor Regional Hospital in Campbellsville, during the KHA Awards Luncheon on May 11 in Lexington.