- Louisville-based hospital and health care provider Baptist Healthcare System Inc. announced in news release that Larry Gray will be the new president of the system's flagship hospital, Baptist Health Louisville.
- Larry Gray has worked for Baptist Healthcare for the last 35 years. Previously, he was the president of the 273-bed Baptist Health Corbin, a role he's held since 2011, according to the news release.
The city’s second-largest hospital has a new president.
Louisville-based hospital and health care provider Baptist Healthcare System Inc. announced in news release that Larry Gray will be the new president of the system’s flagship hospital, Baptist Health Louisville.
His first day is June 18.
Larry Gray, 65, replaces David Gray as president of the 519-bed hospital at 4000 Kresge Way in St. Matthews. David Gray was president of Baptist Health Louisville for past seven years, according to the release.
The release does not state why David Gray is leaving the top spot at Baptist Health Louisville. He has worked for Baptist Healthcare since 1994.
A request for comment from Baptist Healthcare has not been returned.
Larry Gray has worked for Baptist Healthcare for the last 35 years. Previously, he was the president of the 273-bed Baptist Health Corbin, a role he’s held since 2011, according to the news release.
He began his career at Baptist Healthcare as a clinical chaplain at Baptist Health Lexington, formerly known as Central Baptist Hospital. Larry Gray holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Kentucky and a master’s of divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Larry Gray took on executive leadership for the first time within Baptist Healthcare in 1997 as the vice president for systems support and administrative services, according to the release.
“His visionary leadership has led to much-needed and expanded health care services for area communities,” Gerard Colman, Baptist Healthcare CEO said in the release. “We know Larry will bring that same spirit and drive to Louisville.”
Larry Gray comes to Baptist Health Louisville after the completion of two significant capital projects at the hospital.
Baptist Health Louisville opened a $325,000 retail pharmacy in the hospital in April to increase medication compliance amongst Baptist Health Louisville patients and employees. The hospital hopes to have prescriptions from hospital doctors ordered, filled and delivered to patient’s rooms before they are discharged.
Earlier in the month, Baptist Health Louisville completed and unveiled an $18.7 million expansion of its emergency department.
The expansion added about 9,300 square feet and 12 treatment rooms, bringing the department to about 31,000 square feet and 44 treatment rooms.
The increased capacity, in addition to a revamp of the emergency department’s layout and patient protocols, also will help reduce emergency room wait times and give more room to critical patients.
Date: June 16, 2018