Baptist Health names Dr. Jody Prather chief strategy officer


Louisville, Ky.-based Baptist Health selected Jody Prather, MD, to serve as chief strategy officer, effective Sept. 17.

Dr. Prather is currently vice president of population health and chief strategy officer at Hardin Memorial Health in Elizabethtown, Ky. He is also CMO of the HMH Medical Group. Baptist Health has managed Hardin Memorial Health for two decades. The organization is expected to join Baptist Health in December.

Dr. Prather has previously served as vice president and inaugural CMO of Baptist Health. A family medicine physician, he has worked in private practice in Elizabethtown. He serves as secretary/treasurer of the Central Kentucky Community Foundation.

"Having a physician as chief strategy officer recognizes our commitment to offering the very best patient care while growing in a purposeful way," said Baptist Health CEO Gerard Colman. "Jody's experience will greatly aid Baptist Health in pursuing our vision and growing as a system, building on our strengths and identifying our opportunities to better serve our communities."



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