Three West Kentucky Hospitals have named new CEO's this week.
William Brown will lead Baptist Health Paducah, Michael Baumgartner will lead Baptist Health Madisonville and Phillip Patterson will head the Owensboro Health Hospital. Brown will also assume the newly created title of West Regional Executive to oversee operations of both the Paducah and Madisonville Baptist health campuses.
Michael Baumgartner is the new president of Baptist Health Madisonville. Baumgartner currently serves as president of St. Francis Medical Center in Shakopee, Minnesota and has 37-years of healthcare related experience. Current President Bert Whitaker announced his retirement in April after seven years with the hospital. Baptist Health is the largest not-for-profit healthcare system in Kentucky. Baumgartner will start his new position once Whitaker retires September 23rd.