Kentucky health system splits top post

The top post at Lexington, Ky.-based UK HealthCare will be divided between Robert DiPaola, MD, and Eric Monday, PhD, the health system confirmed in a statement shared with Becker's on Aug. 2.

Drs. DiPaola and Monday are the new official University of Kentucky co-executive vice presidents for health affairs. They have served in these acting roles since December. 

During their tenure, "they have established a thoughtful approach to facility planning — we are currently planning for $2.4 billion in new facilities at UK HealthCare to help create more access to the type of complex care we provide for Kentuckians," the statement reads. "And they are aggressively emphasizing programmatic clinical areas, whose continued excellence is critical to meet our mission as Kentucky's center for advanced subspeciality care."

UK HealthCare said Drs. DiPaola and Monday have also focused on refreshing a healthcare strategic plan and a planning process for current and long-term budget needs.

They "represent the best opportunity to strengthen the continued alignment of our health, research, education and service missions — all in service to our goal of advancing the state," the health system added. 

UK HealthCare is an academic health system with 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.

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